Sunday, November 27, 2011

Earnest Justin Bieber sings a message of hope for the needy in new video Pray



Charity work: Justin Bieber sings a message of hope in his new video Pray, in which he is seen visiting sick children

He's not the first pop star to feel guilty about the vast injustices of this world.
But teen star Justin Bieber obviously hopes to make a difference with the video for his new single, Pray.

The earnest 16-year-old sings a message of hope as images of the homeless, sick and dispossessed flash by.

Doing his bit: Bieber sings 'I know there's good times beyond that pain' in Pray

Victims of hurricanes and beggars from Asia to America feature, as the youngster is seen performing acts of charity work.

He visits sick children in hospital and poses for pictures with the police force, in an effort to do good.

And while some might consider the video patronising, Bieber means well - giving a portion of the proceeds to a children's charity.

Friend of the forces: Bieber poses with police and army officers in one shot

The video brings back memories of Michael Jackson's hit Heal The World.
And that is not entirely a surprise.

'Wrote this song thinking of Michael Jackson's Man in the Mirror and we are donating a portion of the proceeds from every album sold to CHILDREN's MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS,' Bieber wrote in a footnote.

'This song means alot to me and I Love this video.'

The video features images of orphaned and disadvantaged children worldwide

Unlike the strictly acoustic tracks on his new album, My World's Acoustic, Pray uses a string section, synthesizers and congas as Bieber offers an inspirational outlook on the future.

'I know there's sunshine beyond that rain, I know there's good times beyond that pain. Heaven, tell me I can make a change,' he sings.

Scooter Braun and Alfredo Flores directed the video, which Bieber released on his official Facebook page.

Well meaning: Bieber is giving a portion of the profits from his video to a children's charity

The star originally posted it on YouTube, only for it to be removed due to copyright reasons, wit the website claiming Universal had asked them to take it down.

Bieber, discovered on YouTube, tweeted: 'yo u gonna block my own song?!?!?!

'we started this journey and now u r cheatin on me with this vevo chica...i see how it is...i will be over here with facebook.'

source: dailymail