Justin Bieber is pulling out the big Oscar guns in the preview for his new Colin Tilley-directed video for “Ghost.” The cinematic clip, which drops on Friday (Oct. 8) stars the singer and veteran actress Diane Keaton in what looks like a mini family drama.
The 25-second peek at the gauzy visual opens with Bieber, 27, in soft focus walking on the beach as he shoots a contemplative look over his shoulder. It then cuts to him hugging the 75 year-old star from behind as they stare out at the surf while he sings, “And if you can’t be next to me/ Your memory is ecstasy/ I miss you more than life.”
The next scene has an ecstatic Justin hugging an older man (his video dad?), who throws his arms around the singer and Keaton, planting kisses on their foreheads. There’s also what looks like a raucous wedding reception, where Keaton rocks one of her signature hats as she and JB raise a toast, dance in circles and laugh with joy.
It’s all very sweet, as the unlikely duo embrace and Bieber watches with a smile as Keaton walks into the arms of an unseen man. Keaton seemed thrilled to work with Bieber, gushing in an Instagram post on Wednesday (Oct. 6), “AM I DREAMING??? WHAT AN HONOR IT WAS TO WORK WITH JUSTIN BIEBER AND HIS INCREDIBLE TEAM!!!
“Ghost” is the most recent single from Bieber’s sixth studio album, Justice. Earlier this week, Bieber revealed that he’s added three new tracks to the collection, which will also drop on Friday. The Justice: Complete Edition will feature the previously unreleased songs “Red Eye,” “Angels Speak” and “Hailey.”
“Hailey” and “Angels Speak” appeared on the Japanese edition of Justice, while “Red Eye” was included as a bonus track on his European webstore alternate cover CD. The album expansion comes six months after Bieber released the “triple chucks deluxe” version of Justice, which featured six additional songs with appearances from Tori Kelly, Jaden, Quavo, DaBaby and Lil Uzi Vert. The original album came out March 19 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Watch the preview of “Ghost” below.