Justin Bieber’s ballad about breaking up with Selena Gomez is out. On Monday, Bieber premiered the new song “Nothing Like Us” on Billboard.com. The piano driven love song is part of his latest album, “Believe Acoustic.”
“Lately, I been thinkin’ ’bout what we had,” Bieber sings. “I know it was hard/It was all we knew/Have you been drinking to take all the pain away?/I wish I could give you what you deserve/’Cause nothing can ever, ever replace you/Nothing can make me feel like you do.”
The song goes on, “There’s no one that I can relate to/And no, we wont find a love that’s so true/There’s nothing like us/There’s nothing like you and me/Together through the storm.”
Bieber and Gomez split in November after more than a year together. Speaking about the sentiment behind the song, Bieber told Billboard, “At the end of the day, there’s nothing like us, you know? That’s just it. It is what it is. People are going to relate to that.” When asked if he’s heartbroken, Bieber told the magazine, “I’m not in the happiest place that I’ve ever been. I’m trying to get through what I’m going through….[but] I have my really close friends to cheer me up and keep me going.”
Bieber also spoke about his Grammy ambitions and his disappointment at not getting the music industry honor last year for “Believe.” “My whole life I’ve dreamed of winning a Grammy,” he said. “At this point, the excitement of that has gone down. I’m more excited to just make great music for my fans. That’s just something that if it happens, it happens.”
Bieber isn’t attending the Grammys this year — he’s hosting “Saturday Night Live” on Feb. 9, the night before the awards — but he said he’s rooting for Chris Brown because he’s a fan of his music.
“His music is really good. That’s what they should focus on: the music,” he said.