Shawn Mendes and Khalid drop the lyric video for their song "Youth." The inspirational track will be part of Mendes' forthcoming album.
The three-minute clip opens with colorful lights and flowers being shown on the screen while Mendes and Khalid utter the lines to their song. At first, the song appears to be played only with an acoustic guitar. However, the sound of drums can also be heard the minute the two male artists started singing the hook for "Youth."
Mendes and Khalid co-wrote the song with Scott Harris, Geoff Warburton, and Teddy Geiger. The 19-year-old Canadian singer produced the track with the help of Joe Little.
Shawn Mendes' Third Studio Album
"Youth" follows Mendes' two recently released songs "In My Blood" and "Lost in Japan." All three tracks will be in his new album, which will be available on May 25. Shawn Mendes serves as the singer's third studio album. It is also a follow-up to his 2016 compilation Illuminate.
The songs featured in Illuminate are "Ruin," "Mercy," "Treat You Better," "Three Empty Words," "Don't Be A Fool," "Like This," "No Promises," "Lights On," "Honest," "Patience," "Bad Reputation," "Understand," "Hold On," "Roses," and "Mercy (Acoustic)."
Mendes also collaborated with Julia Michaels on "Like to Be You." The track will also be included in Shawn Mendes.
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Last month, Mendes said that made sure that his third studio album will come out sooner so that his fans would not have to wait very long.
"We're trying to plan everything so that there's time to make music, too. I'll be writing and recording a lot on the road. I want to make sure I have a good amount of time to create the next album," said Mendes.
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In March, the teen heartthrob also dished on his two songs, "In My Blood" and "Lost in Japan." Mendes said that he is very proud of the former because it is his first time to tackle something very serious about himself. He said that 'In My Blood' is about a time in his life when he almost wanted to give up but did not.
"That's the whole payoff in the chorus section. It's about something that I think everybody goes through and it's something that I think people don't talk about often, especially in music," explained Mendes.
"Lost in Japan," on the other hand, was inspired by all the Justin Timberlake songs Mendes had been listening to. He also had a dream about getting lost in the country.