“You can’t take my youth away…”
Shawn Mendes has teamed up with Khalid for his brand new song Youth, which is the latest to be lifted from his forthcoming self-titled album.
The track – which seemingly deals with the current social and political climate – was co-written by both of the singers along with Scott Harris, Geoff Warburton, and Teddy Geiger.
Shawn has been teasing the track all week, with lyrics from the song popping up on billboards across New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Washington DC, Toronto, London, Berlin, Stockholm, Rio, and Melbourne.
It follows Shawn’s previous two songs In My Blood and Lost In japan, which were released back in March.
Earlier this year, Shawn admitted he would’ve loved to play the title character in the gay teen romance, Love, Simon.
During an interview with Elvis Duran, Shawn called the critically-acclaimed film an “incredible, incredible movie”, and praised the work of lead actor Nick Robinson.
The host then asks Shawn if the rumours of him auditioning for the lead character are true, to which the Canadian singer/songwriter responds: “I would’ve loved to. Unfortunately, timing didn’t work out. It would’ve been amazing!”
Throughout his career, the Canadian singer-songwriter has sold over 10 million albums to dates, as well as 100 million singles.
If that wasn’t impressive enough, he’s racked up over 11 billion song streams and 4 billion YouTube views.
His new self-titled album will be released on 25 May.