Shawn Mendes finally released his new single Treat You Better! I have been waiting for this day ever since he posted the first teaser video on Instagram.
I want you all to take a cup of coffee (or a glass of hipster juice), lean back and let me explain why this song is so special:
When artists release their second album (or single!) I can’t help but be a little bit scared of what it’s going to sound like. I encourage every musician to grow and find their path but when you are used to a specific sound and you fall in love with it, you kind of wish for it to be permanent. You expect the new music to be just as good as the previous one so when it ends up being different you’re either thrilled because it’s a lot better than expected, or disappointed.
Luckily, Shawn Mendes did everything right. His new song is on FIRE. The moment I heard the first few seconds of the teaser video I just knew it would sound a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I just knew it. I can’t imagine this song being on his first album, which is actually a good thing. Treat You Better shows how much Shawn has worked on his music. It shows that he has grown a lot since his debut album came out and that he found a way to take his music to the next level without turning into a completely different artist. The song sounds honest, believable, authentic and raw. I watched the acoustic performance of this song and it’s just so beautiful to see Shawn challenging himself and thriving to be the best he can be.
Go ahead, listen to it if you don’t believe me:
ps: I know you love it, don’t even try to deny it.