Justin Bieber has some very famous friends. In the luxurious "I'm the One" music video, he hangs out in and around a sprawling mansion with DJ Khaled, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne, and Quavo, and they all look like the best of pals. He also got a pass from his mate Luis Fonsi from forgetting the Spanish lyrics to "Despacito," the song that ultimately became the most-streamed song ever.
But on a new dance-pop song with BloodPop that dropped Thursday (August 17), Bieber sings about having some very specific problems about friendship as it relates to love and romance. "And if it ends / Can we be friends?" Bieber sings over a propulsive dance beat before a pitch-shifted vocal breakdown reminiscent of his 2015 smashes "Sorry" and "Where Are U Now?"
Bieber announced the track on social media earlier this week but had teased it by tweeting out lyrics over the weekend. It was co-written by Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels, who helmed Bieber's " Sorry" (as well as Selena Gomez's "Bad Liar" and tracks for Britney Spears, Nick Jonas, Linkin Park, and tons more) along with Skrillex.
As a potential breakup jam, "Friends" might make your heart ache, but it'll likely also make your feet move. Fair trade.