Song is a touching tribute to mother and pop-star son’s early life together.
By Jocelyn Vena
Justin Bieber has dropped his ode to his mama, Pattie Mallette, just in time for Mother’s Day. The song, a guitar-driven ballad titled “Turn to You,” breaks down the pair’s life together, and their early struggles as Mallette worked to raise a baby Bieber as a teenager.
Over jangly guitars, Bieber recalls, “You worked two jobs to keep a roof up over our heads/ You chose life for me, no you never gave up/ I admire you for the strength you instilled in me/ You were so young, you were just my age when you had me/ Mom, you were so brave, there was nothing that would stop or get in our way/ And I know you will always be there for me.”
The song’s empowering message really picks up on the chorus, when he proclaims, “So when you’re lost/ And you’re tired when you’re broken in two/ Let my love take you higher cause I still turn to you.”
“I wrote a song for my mom. But I’m going to put it out on Mother’s Day,” he told MTV News, explaining why Mama Mallette was worthy of her own track. “[It’s] about the struggles, I say in the song. She had me at like the age I am now. [It’s about] just the struggles she went through and how brave she was, and I think the world needed to know that.”
Shortly after releasing the song on Thursday, he had a very specific message for all the moms out there: “Help moms in need. Give them strength. thank u mom,” he tweeted. “it’s on ITUNES. Happy Mother’s Day Weekend. this is for my mom and all those moms out there. here is #TurnToYOu .”
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