Justin Bieber is Giving Us Major Rocky Balboa Vibes in New Music Video

Justin Bieber at the North Summer Festival in 2017. Photo by Allpix Press/REX/Shutterstock (8881097y)

Justin Bieber has given us a couple of pretty memorable new songs last year, and he found a way to start 2021 on a high note. He decided to ring in the New Year with his latest single “Anyone” and channeled his inner Rocky Balboa in the epic music video.

The Colin Tilley-directed video stars Bieber and Zoey Deutch, and draws clear inspiration from Sylvester Stallone’s 70s boxing classic. The music video mostly shows the singer preparing for his next big match before hitting the ring, and it looks like a modern version of a classic Rocky montage.

Bieber first performed “Anyone” during his recent New Year’s Eve performance, and called it “such a special, hopeful, anthemic song”. He felt now’s a better time than ever to share it with the world because it “sets the tone for a brighter new year full of hope and possibility.”

“Anyone” has been released as a non-album single, but it’s safe to assume it will be featured on Bieber’s next studio album. His latest LP Changes came out in early 2020, and he dropped new collaborations with Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Chance the Rapper, and Benny Blanco following its release.