Justin Bieber has always been close to his mother, Pattie Mallette, who raised him alone after having him at just 18 years old. Now, the Biebs is paying tribute to his moms with a new single, “Turn to You,” just in time for Mother’s Day.
Proceeds from the mournful guitar ballad will benefit the Salvation Army’s Bethesda Centre, the charity that helped Mallette out when she got pregnant.
“[It’s] about the struggles,” Bieber tells MTV News of his new track. “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.”
Check out some of the lyrics: “You worked two jobs/To keep a roof above our heads/You chose/A
life for me no you never gave up/I admire you/ For the strength you’ve
instilled in me.” Bieber sings. “You were so young/You were just my age when you had me mom/You were so brave.”
And the chorus: “So when you’re lost and you’re tired/When you’re broken in two/Let my love take you higher/Because I still turn to you.”