Justin Bieber has released a dramatic visual for his latest Justice cut, “Hold on.”
Directed by Colin Tilley, the video stars Bieber as an average Joe begins a life of crime in order to help pay off his girlfriend’s medical bills. But as their financial matters worsen, Bieber decides to take matters into his own hands by robbing a bank.
Soon, the pop star is being pursued by the police in a high-speed chase that ends in blood and tears. “I need you to hold on / Heaven is a place not too far away,” Bieber belts on the chorus. “We all know I should be the one / To say we all make mistakes.”
The follow-up to last year’s Changes, Justice will also include the songs “Anyone,” “Lonely” and “Holy,” featuring Chance the Rapper. In a statement, Bieber said he’d made the record in hopes to “provide comfort” to those who need it during tough times.
“Suffering, injustice and pain can leave people feeling helpless,” he wrote on Instagram. “Music is a great way of reminding each other that we aren’t alone. Music can be a way to relate to one another and connect with one another.”
Justice drops March 19. Watch the video for “Hold on” here: