Justin Bieber has much to celebrate this month.
Sept. 13 marks the two-year anniversary of his marriage to Hailey Baldwin. And Friday marks the release of his latest song, “Holy,” featuring Chance the Rapper, as well as the song’s accompanying short film starring Wilmer Valderrama and Ryan Destiny, directed by Colin Tilley.
“Holy” is an emotionally charged, ultimately uplifting gospel-tinged ballad. The film features Bieber as an oil driller and Destiny as a nursing home employee — a hardworking couple soon derailed by hardship who find hope in each other and a soldier (Valderrama) they meet on the road.
On Twitter, Bieber heralded the song, proclaiming “The new era begins. We made a movie.” His longtime manager Scooter Braun also took to Twitter, writing there is “so much more to come you have no idea.”
Bieber will hit the road next year for his rescheduled world tour (postponed from 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic) with 19 new stops including two dates in Chicago, June 22-23, 2021, at the United Center (tickets available at ticketmaster.com). One dollar from each ticket purchased will be donated to the Bieber Foundation which is committed to supporting mental health wellness, according to the tour’s official release.
Tonight at midnight the new era begins for @justinbieber with his first single #Holy with @chancetherapper . So much more to come you have no idea. Tonight is a MOVIE!!! @SB_Projects @ColinTilley @RyanDestiny @wilmervalderrama pic.twitter.com/tByn6iphvA— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) September 17, 2020
“Holy” comes on the heels of “Changes,” Bieber’s fifth studio album released in February, which yielded the single “Intentions” featuring rapper Quavo. Bieber later joined Ariana Grande in May for the release of “Stuck With U,” which in August earned the MTV Video Music Award for best music video from home.
Bieber and Chance have performed at Kanye West’s Sunday Service concerts. Their previous music collaborations include “I’m The One,” “Juke Jam” and “No Brainer.”