Editors’ Notes Mendes blossoms on his soulful second LP. Illuminate expands on the promise of the social media star’s 2015 debut (and his many online dispatches) with a set of introspective, blues-driven pop that recalls the guitar-born elegance of John Mayer (“Ruin” ) and the melodic verve of Ed Sheeran (“Three Empty Words”).

SONG
There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
1
3:19
 
Ruin
2
4:01
 
Mercy
3
3:28
 
Treat You Better
4
3:07
 
Three Empty Words
5
3:19
 
Don't Be a Fool
6
3:35
 
Like This
7
3:06
 
No Promises
8
2:46
 
Lights On
9
3:21
 
Honest
10
3:19
 
Patience
11
2:55
 
Bad Reputation
12
3:18
 
Understand
13
5:00
 
Hold On
14
3:19
 
Roses
15
3:52
 
Mercy (Acoustic)
16
3:39