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Justin Bieber Finds it ‘Hard To Face Reality’ in New Song

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(Ben Watts for Island Records)

(Ben Watts for Island Records)

By Courtney E. Smith

It’s been a hard coming-of-age for Justin Bieber and with his new single, maybe he’s ready to talk about it. Maybe.

On Saturday (April 26) the singer uploaded a new track to Soundcloud, called “Hard to Face Reality.” But it doesn’t reflect his struggles with the press, customs officers, or even that petition to have him sent back to Canada: it’s about long distance relationships.

Singing the line, “Relationships over the phone/ Talking to your significant other all night long,” the mind is easily led to Bieber’s on-again/off-again relationship with Selena Gomez, but how real that is as an influence is unclear. Between the title and the lyrics, it’s hard to tell if Bieber is trolling the haters or giving total honesty to the fans.

Bieber isn’t giving up his motivation — his posts to Twitter only indicate there is a new song to hear, with real clarification of intent. So give it a listen below and make up your own mind.

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