when we first wrote “lonely” the world was a very different place... soon after it took on a whole new meaning i never thought it would... the first time i worked with justin bieber was in 2009... he was so young... so talented... the hair... i mean the FUCKING HAIR!!!! throughout his career we worked a bunch of different times and were fortunate enough to share a lot of success together... we have had our ups and downs... ive seen him at his best... and i have seen him at his worst... and bc his life is so publicized so have many of u... ive had long talks with justin where he questioned whether or not he should even put this song out bc its so personal... ive seen him moved to tears while singing it and not even be able to get thru the song... but thats what i love about justin... thats what we all love about him... he’s real... when he fucks up he apologizes... when he does well he smiles... im so happy this song is coming out bc not only is it personal to justin me and finneas but we all get FUCKING lonely sometimes... and everyone is always trying to play superman and suppress their feelings and be strong all the time but its ok to take ur cape off and use it as a big fucking tissue when u need to... ive been doing it a lot lately... i love u all !!! thank u justin and finneas for making this song possible... im nothing without u guys and am so lucky to make good music with such good friends !!! stay safe guys !!! i love u!!!