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    Jacob Tremblay Plays A Young Justin Bieber In His New “Lonely” Music Video, And It’s Quite A Throwback

    It's the My World tour outfit for me.

    Earlier this week, Justin Bieber dropped the official music video for his latest single, "Lonely" — and it featured a special guest.

    Young Justin sits alone backstage
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    In the new song — written by Justin, Benny Blanco, and Finneas — JB gets candid about his experiences and struggles with fame at a young age.

    Lyrics for Justin Bieber's "Lonely," which includes somber lines such as "Maybe when I'm older, it'll all calm down but it's killin' me now""

    One of the most striking aspects of the music video is the young Justin Bieber lookalike played by 14-year-old actor, Jacob Tremblay.

    Jacob Tremblay at a 2019 event
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    You may recognize Jacob from his starring roles in movies like Room, Wonder, and Good Boys.

    Keith L Williams, Jacob Tremblay, and Brady Noon in "Good Boys"
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    I gotta say, hats off to Jacob and the wardrobe and hair teams for capturing 2010 Justin Bieber in the music video quite well.

    Jacob playing young Justin looks at his reflection
    Friends Keep Secrets / Interscope Records

    I mean, they don't look identical, of course, but check out the signature hair.

    Jacob has Justin's bowl cut in the music video next to 2010 Justin at a red carpet event with the iconic haircut
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    And the iconic My World tour outfit, featuring the purple hoodie, white pants, and matching jacket.

    Friends Keep Secrets / Interscope Records / Getty

    There's also a moment in the video where young "Justin" practices hockey backstage when he's not performing. 'Cause, you know, the Biebs did play hockey growing up.

    Jacob guides a ball with a hockey stick during the music video
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    In an Instagram post announcing the video's release, Justin shared his thoughts on recording the song and seeing Jacob depict his younger self: "When [Benny Blanco] and @finneas showed me this song, to be honest, it was hard to listen to considering how tough it was to get through some of these chapters," he commented.

    "Being someone in my position, I believe it is powerful to express vulnerability, and that’s why I believe this song is so powerful! And @jacobtremblay is so talented. It was emotional to see him play me from the outside looking in," Justin added.

    At the end of the music video, present-day Justin somberly watches young Justin on stage from the audience
    Friends Keep Secrets / Interscope Records

    Justin also thanked Jacob in another post for bringing "the story to life" in the emotional music video.

    Jacob himself gave a shoutout to Justin and Benny for making "an insanely good song," and mentioned it was an "absolute honor" to be part of the project.

    Big bro and little bro.


    You can check out Jacob Tremblay in the full music video for Justin Bieber's "Lonely" here:

    View this video on YouTube

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