Justin Bieber performed his last two songs, “Holy” and “Lonely”, on Saturday Night Live last night (October 17).
Performing on a dimly lit stage adorned with a neon cross, Bieber sang his quasi-religious comeback track ‘Holy’ alongside his collaborator and alumnus SNL host Chance The Rapper.
Bieber appeared moved towards the end of the song, with Chance putting his arm around the singer at the end. Watch a sample of the performance below.
– Pop Crave (@PopCraveMusic) October 18, 2020
The Canadian artist also performed “Lonely” – the second track of his “New Era”, which was co-written by Benny Blanco and Finneas – in which he delivered the lines in a mirror. Bieber continued to sing while walking backstage through the halls of the studio, eventually returning to the stage to fierce applause.
Fans and casual viewers were in awe of Bieber’s live debut of his new songs, with one Twitter user saying they “may or may not be a Belieber after this SNL performance.”
– Karin (@kaygalindo) October 18, 2020
that’s what we’re looking for in artists. reality. and that’s what justin bieber has. it is pure. pic.twitter.com/Wngs3oZiy6
– suhani feels #lonely (@driplikebizzle) October 18, 2020
– anny ❀ (@beautyofjdb) October 18, 2020
Chance The Rapper also praised Bieber’s new material. He recently compared the artist’s upcoming album to Michael Jackson’s classic LP “Off The Wall”.
In a midlife-friendly livestream promoting the new track, the couple discussed Bieber’s follow-up to his recent album “ Changes. ”
“I think we should talk about how your album is fire,” Chance said before adding, “I would say, I’m going, it’s not a cap at all and I told you in Chicago. , this is one of the best music I have ever heard, period, it reminds me of when Michael Jackson did “Off The Wall”.