Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber Team Up On Touching "Stuck With U"
Updated: Nov 3, 2020
With stay-at-home orders and social distancing changing the normality of life, many simply desire closeness and solidarity. On their soulful pop ballad, “Stuck With U,” Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber join forces to create a heartwarming duet that melts your core on just one listen. Inspired by our current lockdown, the duet was released on Friday (May. 8). Taking the lead, Ariana sets the tone on the quarantine anthem singing about her partner. She explicitly states that when it comes to her heart, the very moment it's toyed with, the relationship is done. However, her lover caters to her in such a way she fines peace and light even as she lays in his bed.
"I'm not one to stick around
One strike and you're out, baby
Don't care if I sound crazy
But you never let me down, no, no
That's why when the sun's up, I'm stayin'
Still layin' in your bed, sayin'."
Justin Bieber follows Grande and embraces the lockdown. Instead of the negativities associated with being quarantined (due to Covid-19), Bieber utilizes this time to get to know his lover even better. He is in no hurry or rush to get back outside. Bieber gains joy in being "stuck" with his love.
"There's nowhere we need to be,no, no, no
I'ma get to know you better
Kinda hope we're here forever
There's nobody on these streets
If you told me that the world's endin'
Ain't no other way that I can spend it."
The two really create a marvelous cozy tune as they uplift listeners around the world celebrating love and unity. It's a no brainier that this pandemic has been rough and hard for many people. However, moments in music like "Stuck With U" truly help to make the days a bit easier and doable. At the end of the day, love and positivity triumphs all of the darkness.
In the fan-focused visual. While safe and socially distant, Ari and Justin utilize their front-facing cameras to sing along with their fans. As the loving visuals continues, footage of fans and citizens of all backgrounds and races infiltrate the screen. Families, friends, lovers, and even animals, are shown dancing (some hand-in-hand, cheek-to-cheek, or arm-in-arm) together over the light-hearted "Stuck With U" instrumental. Celebrities such as Kylie & Kendall Jenner, Jaden Smith, Hailey Bieber, Steph and Ayesha Curry make appearances in the bubbly star-studded video. However, the highlight arrives towards the end where viewers see Ariana dancing with what appears to be her new boyfriend.
Justin and Ariana prove to be that light on "Stuck With U." Their soulful essences warm your core. The lyrics along with the visual can bring tears to your eyes as you reflect on our current norms. Their cadences and pitches are flawless and they make listeners wonder, "Why haven't we received a Justin / Ariana combo sooner?" Along with bringing feelings of peace and love, the charitable single's streams and sales will benefit the First Responders Children's Foundation.
Great job using your platform to make change and congratulations on an amazing single, Ari and Justin.
You can watch the cheerful video for Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber's "Stuck With U" above or stream the single below!