Good news! Justin Bieber has now reached the stage in his career where a music video is no longer a music video. It’s a fucking epic. An epic full of ACTING and DRAMA and NARRATIVE. Oh sure, Bieber has hinted at this direction before with the “Baby” video (plot: Justin Bieber plays on an X-Box, then dicks around on a BMX, then sort of just stands around making a succession of dim-witted gang signs, with his stupid unformed foetus hands) but now he’s taking it seriously. This is the “As Long As You Love Me” video and truly, the thing is huge, like Anna Karenina x The Dark Knight Rises huge.
Read the music video break-down at Noisey.