LISTEN: Shawn Mendes, Khalid Debut 'Youth'
Shawn Mendes gave his fans another dose of his forthcoming self-titled album on Thursday – a collaboration with Khalid titled “Youth.”
It’s the third single from Mendes’ third album, which drops May 25, and follows “In My Blood” and “Lost in Japan.” The song was reportedly inspired by the terrorist attack on fans at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester a year ago this month.
“Pain but I won’t let it turn into hate," he sings. "I won’t let it change me / You can’t take my youth away."
The 14-track collection – the Canadian singer’s first album since 2016’s Illuminate – also includes “Like To Be You,” a song featuring Julia Michaels.
Mendes will debut the new songs at an iHeartRadio Secret Session before hitting up the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York and iHeartRadio’s KIIS FM Wango Tango in L.A.
He’ll then appear for a full week on The Late Late Show with James Corden (June 4 to 7) and perform on Canada Day at Villa Mix Festival in Brazil.
Check out "Youth" below: