In his first new song in more than two months, Justin Bieber gets reflective about relationships on "Hard 2 Face Reality." The heartfelt slow jam was uploaded to the troubled singer's SoundCloud account late last night. Listen above.
The surprise song—that features singer, songwriter and Bieber pal Poo Bear—sees the pop star crooning, "It ain't easy all alone / Relationships over the phone, talkin' to your significant other all night long / Sometimes it's hard to face reality / Even though you might get mad at me." The "you" likely referring to his on-again, off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez.
The somber song is a very different tone than the last Bieber track to surface. The empowering "Broken" saw the superstar declaring, "Someone like me is hard to find / I cannot be broken / Like I knew you were hopin'."
But it hasn't been all doom and gloom for Bieber lately. Earlier this week, the White House declined to respond to the petition to deport the Canadian singer from America despite hundreds of thousands of signatures. Plus, the singer wrote on Twitter that he is "Excited for what is next" a few hours after uploading "Hard 2 Face Reality."