Brace yourselves, Beliebers. Justin Bieber drops his new single ‘Lonely’, featuring Benny Blanco, this Friday, and the music video will include an appearance by fellow Canadian Jacob Tremblay.
#Lonely with @itsbennyblanco Friday https://t.co/5Jiyy13ota pic.twitter.com/TpwUYgjqiX— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) October 12, 2020
The pop star recently teased the vid on Twitter, posting a pic of Tremblay that will make you do a double-take. The 14-year-old Room star is seen playing Bieber circa 2010, rocking his signature threads and side-swept hair. The resemblance is uncanny—longtime fans should prepare for intense flashbacks.
True Beliebers may recognize that Tremblay’s appearance in the video has a deeper meaning. Back in 2016, Twitter user King_Caticorn tweeted, “I just hope Jacob Tremblay isn’t going to grow up to be the movie star version of Justin Bieber.” Clearly, the casting is a reference to the tweet, and Bieber, of course, retweeted the post before announcing the video.
I just hope Jacob Tremblay isn't going to grow up to be the movie star version of Justin Bieber.— King_Caticorn (@King_Caticorn) February 29, 2016
‘Lonely’ is the second single from Bieber’s current album Changes. ‘Holy’, featuring Chance the Rapper, was released last month and immediately shot to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. With so much star power behind the upcoming track, we expect it to blow up just as quickly.