Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper have reunited on a new record named “HOLY” and it arrives with a Colin Tilley–directed music video (also notorious for “WAP”). The pair take it to church in this gospel-charged single about a perfect romance.
In the video, the working class factory where Bieber works is shut down due to the “current and ongoing global situation.” It ends with an appearance from Wilmer Valderrama—a soldier ostensibly home from war—who invites a hungry Bieber into his home for a meal. The video also features Ryan Destiny, formerly of TV’s “Star,” as his his essential-worker lover who loses one of her patients while working as a nurse.
“The way you hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me/Feels so holy, holy, holy, holy, holy,” Bieber croons about a love that’s got him “runnin’ to the altar like a track star” with a mighty choir behind him.
Chance then tags in midway through the song, first singing then rapping: “I’m a believer/My heart is fleshy/Life is short with a temper like Joe Pesci . . . When they get messy/Go lefty, like Lionel Messi.”
Bieber and Chance are no stranger to one another as they have collaborated multiple times in the past. In 2018, they joined forces on DJ Khaled’s track “No Brainer” along with Quavo. Back in 2013, Chance appeared on Bieber’s single “Confident.”
Now, “HOLY” premiers just seven months after Bieber released his comeback album, Changes, and follows his hit-streak from songs such as “Yummy,” “Intentions” and “Stuck With U.”
Watch the visual for, “HOLY,” below.