14 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It only took Shawn Mendes three years to realize his pop dreams. After catching a wave of fame on Vine, he steered it into solo stardom with two chart-topping albums, a world tour, and a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. Then, the Toronto-area native got right to work on his third album, an adventurous voyage of texture and tempo, with songwriting support from pop heavyweights like Ed Sheeran, Julia Michaels, and John Mayer. Lyrically, he’s still the same Shawn—brooding, broken, heart on his sleeve—but age and experience have emboldened him; heartbreak is no longer a curb on his powers, but his creative fuel. With a skillful balance of poise and risk-taking, he explores slick funk (“Particular Taste”), soulful piano ballads (“Perfectly Wrong”), and Kings of Leon-inspired pop-rock (“In My Blood”), showing us just how much he’s capable of.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

It only took Shawn Mendes three years to realize his pop dreams. After catching a wave of fame on Vine, he steered it into solo stardom with two chart-topping albums, a world tour, and a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. Then, the Toronto-area native got right to work on his third album, an adventurous voyage of texture and tempo, with songwriting support from pop heavyweights like Ed Sheeran, Julia Michaels, and John Mayer. Lyrically, he’s still the same Shawn—brooding, broken, heart on his sleeve—but age and experience have emboldened him; heartbreak is no longer a curb on his powers, but his creative fuel. With a skillful balance of poise and risk-taking, he explores slick funk (“Particular Taste”), soulful piano ballads (“Perfectly Wrong”), and Kings of Leon-inspired pop-rock (“In My Blood”), showing us just how much he’s capable of.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

miriamtsb ,

My heart

The album hasn’t came out yet but my wig is snatched ❤️😭

matt7071 ,

Disappointed, but not surprised.

As a person, I love Shawn. He’s got a beautiful voice and great looks, but his albums have never left an impression on me. I had high hopes for this album being different from his previous ones (given that In My Blood was a rocklike banger), but once again Shawn delivers an album with simple guitar strumming and ballads about girls. It’s a shame because if he keeps this style going on I can’t see him lasting much longer. The good boy persona is getting old.

Lillylove101 ,

Love it

I already know I will love it so why not just give it 5 stars now? ❤️❤️❤️

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