Justin Bieber – Anyone


was supposed to spend most of 2020 on tour, but coronavirus had other ideas. Instead, Bieber waited until New Year’s Eve to perform his first full concert since 2017, a livestreamed event that featured the debut of his new single.

“Anyone,” is an ’80s- and ’90s-informed arena-ready pop track with a rhythmic pulse and a huge chorus, kind of a like a , fizzy, synthetic take on the sound of Joshua Tree-era U2. It is, of course, a song, built around the refrain: “If it’s not you, it’s not anyone.”

Bieber wrote the song with Watt, Jon Bellion, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, and Michael Pollack. Watt produced it with additional production by the Monsters & Strangerz and Bellion, plus piano by Charlie Puth. Bieber is now three tracks into his post- era, and each of them has been accompanied by a big-budget music video.

“Holy” had Bieber cosplaying as a construction worker who gets laid off and becomes homeless, while “Lonely” starred Jacob Tremblay as a stand-in for young Bieber. The Biebs is back in character for “Anyone,” again helmed by “Holy” director Colin Tilley. This time he stars as a boxer with a Rocky-like storyline and a doting interest. He covered up all his tattoos for the clip.