Australian pop star The Kid Laroi drops new collab with Justin Bieber

Australian pop star The Kid Laroi drops new collaboration with Justin Bieber… as the pair dance together in a preview for the music video


The Kid Laroi has released his new collaboration with Justin Bieber, Stay.

The 80s synth-pop song was produced by Perth-based hitmakers Michael ‘Finatik’ Mule and Isaac ‘Zac’ De Boni, who have previously worked with Kanye West and Drake.

Stay has already topped multiple Spotify charts around the world and is currently climbing up the Australian iTunes charts.

It's here! The Kid Laroi has released his new collaboration with Justin Bieber, Stay

It’s here! The Kid Laroi has released his new collaboration with Justin Bieber, Stay

Laroi, 17, also shared an exciting preview of the song’s music video this week. 

In the teaser, the teen pop star and Bieber dance in an empty station. It’s cut in with scenes of a melodramatic Laroi racing through Los Angeles. 

The Kid Laroi, whose real name is Charlton Howard, recently made history as the youngest solo artist to top the Australian album charts.

And now he’s on a mission to showcase his home country’s rap scene to the world.

Visuals: Laroi, 17, also shared an exciting preview of the song's music video this week. In the teaser, the teen pop star and Bieber dance in an empty station

Visuals: Laroi, 17, also shared an exciting preview of the song’s music video this week. In the teaser, the teen pop star and Bieber dance in an empty station

‘I don’t think America is completely switched on to how big [and] great the Australian music scene and culture is, but I think that’s kind of my job to shed light,’ he told Triple J last month.

The Waterloo-born star said he’s long dreamed of putting Sydney’s rap scene on the map ‘the way Drake did with Toronto’.

Born in Canada, rapper Drake often gushes about his home city of Toronto in his music, and even boasts a number of Toronto-themed tattoos.

Superstar: Bieber was kind enough to lend his star power to the teenager's new single

Superstar: Bieber was kind enough to lend his star power to the teenager’s new single

Laroi added: ‘You have to do it in a way where people get it and really see it for what it really is; how great the scene really is.’

‘That’s the most important thing – I don’t want people to overlook it or think because it’s my country, I really want people to recognise Australia is the f**king future of music, in my opinion.’

Stay is currently available to stream on all streaming services. 

Take a listen! Stay is currently available to stream on all streaming services

Take a listen! Stay is currently available to stream on all streaming services