May 17, 2020. Writer: Emma Kopelowicz
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber have found the cure to your quarantine blues with their first official musical collaboration called, “Stuck With U.”
The pop princess has teamed up with pop’s prince charming for a sweet R&B duet that will have you humming along for days. The cheeky title is an ode to the age of social distancing when romance means being cooped up at home with your significant other for an indefinite period of time. In this single, the newly coupled Grande and the newly wed Bieber croon about being in love under lockdown and realizing that no matter what their partners do, they wouldn’t change being “stuck with” their SO.
And if this track couldn’t get any more touching, every stream and purchase of this song is being donated to the First Responder’s Children’s Foundation according to the music video’s description. The video features vignettes of fans dancing and spending time with their loved ones, as well as footage of Bieber getting cozy with his wife at home and Grande snuggling with her dog. A few famous faces make appearances, too, plus there’s a quick glance of Grande’s new boyfriend.
The track itself features these pop stars’ silkiest vocals and heart-string-tugging lyrics––reigniting the love we could all use right about now. With a melody that blends the sweet simplicity of 60’s era love songs and the deep soul of 90’s R&B, this nostalgia-infused tune is exactly the kind of bitter sweetness we can all relate to nowadays thinking about the past and the present.
“Stuck With U” is definitely perfect slow jam material for anyone who wants to throw a virtual prom or take a moment to dance with their loved ones. Not much is certain at the moment, but one thing is for sure––this track will definitely stick with you way after this quarantine is over.