Justin Bieber begins a new era with the release of 'Holy' video featuring Chance the Rapper
Updated: Oct 12, 2020
Canadian singer Justin Bieber begins a new era with his newest single Holy video featuring American rapper and singer, Chance the Rapper. His first track since his album Changes, Holy encaptures the feelings of love, hope, and faith.
In the music video, Bieber is cast as an oil-worker. The video features FOX's Star actress Ryan Destiny who plays a nurse at a nursing home and Bieber's love interest. Bieber is laid off by his employer, causing him and Destiny to be evicted from their home. Wandering the streets, CBS's NCIS actor Wilmer Valderrama, who plays a U.S. army soldier, takes the stray couple back home to his family where they all share a warm meal, making sure to pray and give thanks before they begin.
Justin Bieber's new song gives listeners a sneak peek to what he means when he says 'new era.' Giving focus to his Christian faith, fans can expect Bieber's music to follow in the genre and theme Holy portrays. Bieber had lost touch with his religion following the legal troubles that he had encountered earlier in his career, but soon found his way back to his faith when he was baptised by Hillsong Church's pastor Carl Lentz in 2014. He has also had to overcome his drug addiction that shortly followed his marriage to wife Hailey Bieber. Bieber now builds his new brand around his new found faith and Holy does just that, incorporating many references of the Christian faith:
That the way you hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me
Feels so holy, holy, holy, holy, holy
Runnin' to the altar like a track star
Can't wait another second
'Cause the way you hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me
Feels so holy
Chance the Rapper also makes an appearance in the video, rapping his verse in an abandoned greenhouse that is lit by only the lights of passing cars. Chance's music has been known to revolve around gospel influence and his own struggles with his faith. The two artists have previously worked together on tracks such as Confident on Justin Bieber's album The Best released in February 2019 and DJ Khaled's single No Brainer in 2018. In a post on Instagram, Chance tells his followers of the release of the song and about his roots with Bieber:
"I made most important songs with one of my most supportive friends and I really want yall to hear it tonight when it drops. I know this record will make you feel something and I know that feeling is love."
Find out for yourself what everybody means when they hashtag #newerabegins and check out Justin Bieber's new Holy music video below.