At a short two and a half minutes, the newest collaboration “Lonely” from Justin Bieber and producer Benny Blanco may seem somewhat simple and understated at first listen, but a deeper dive into the lyrics reveals an emotional and raw monologue of his own life story. International pop sensation Justin Bieber has proved himself to be musically versatile over the last few years, newest release “Lonely” speaks of his own history - detailing the hardships of childhood stardom to a piano ballad background, “Lonely” seems more like a private peek into the singer’s inner thoughts than an average pop song.
Vulnerable, real and emotional, “Lonely” is definitely a successful big step into a more mature, tender genre of song that Bieber has yet to fully explore.
Make sure to tune in to Billboard Hot 100 to hear this sentimental track.
- Donna Leung