With his latest effort, the 19-year-old singer moves beyond stereotypical relationship woes and goes for something more personal.
His impressive collective of collaborators - John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Ryan Tedder, Julia Michaels and Khalid - all help foster Mendes’ music into a more mature space.
It was the kind of purchase that raised eyebrows because we don’t ever see two grown men chipping in for a single family property-regardless of how spacious it may be, especially when they’re pushing 30.
Add to that the fact that neither Derek nor Mark is ever really connected to any woman for very long and there you go, rumors galore.
At The Disco, especially when the US rock band covered Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” complete with pyrotechnics, frontman Brendon Urie nailing both the piano and vocal solos.
Battling tough set clashes with Taylor Swift and Christine and the Queens were Welsh rock band Trampolene on the BBC Introducing Stage, who still put on a ferocious, wild show that included frontman Jack Jones’ sharp, hilarity-inducing poem “Poundland” and tracks from their debut album Undoubtedly – and unsurprisingly – the biggest crowd of the weekend was for Swift herself, who flew over from the US to put on a sophisticated, slick set with some of her biggest songs including No 1 hit “Look What You Made Me Do” and an acoustic version of her track “Delicate”, both from her latest album A stripped-down “Delicate” offered a touchingly intimate moment between Swift and her fans, before she switched back to a lighter-hearted tone on “Blank Space” with its tongue-in-cheek lyrics warning off a potential suitor.
But naturally, Mendes’ strongest work is seen on power ballads “Like To Be You” - with Julia Michaels, on the wistful, acoustic-driven “Because I Had You” and the brooding “Why.” Mendes may have yet to approach the legal drinking age, but his latest project shows he’s lived a few lifetimes since his 2015 debut.
Several of the characters that originated on Boy Meets World later appeared in its sequel, Girl Meets World.
The only main characters not to make an appearance on Girl Meets World are Rachel Mc Guire and Eli Williams.
On Shawn Mendes’ self-titled third album, the pop singer opts for anthemic choruses and vulnerability.
There’s a specific sincerity the pop singer brings to catchy pop tracks that his pop peers don’t necessarily deliver on when they make the same attempt.