Shawn Mendes Shares Live Version Of ‘Summer Of Love’ And Covers Billie Eilish

‘Thank you @BBCR1 live lounge for having me & @BillieEilish for this unbelievable song,’ wrote Mendes on Twitter.

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Shawn Mendes - Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
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Shawn Mendes visited BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge to perform his latest single, “Summer Of Love,” in addition to a stellar performance of Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever.”

The GRAMMY nominated multi-Platinum singer/songwriter stopped by The Lounge to promote the aforementioned single “Summer Of Love,” which features multi award-winning producer/artist Tainy and was released via Island Records. The track is produced by Tainy and NEON16. Shawn also released a new music video alongside the song.

Shawn Mendes - Summer of Love in the Live Lounge

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The official video was shot in Majorca, Spain, directed by Matty Peacock, who previously directed Shawn’s “Wonder” video, as well as videos for Selena Gomez, Billie Eilish, Khalid, and more.

“I hope this song makes people feel free, free from the weight of life, even if just for a moment,” says Mendes. “The inspiration was getting a few months off to have a real summer with the people I love. My favorite part about creating it was getting the opportunity to work in the studio with Tainy. It was a special experience connecting with him since he’s such an incredible artist and amazing producer.”

Of the track, Tainy said, “Working with Shawn was so easy and really organic to be honest. He is a true musician and vocalist but aside from that, the energy he brought to the studio was super genuine so creating feel good music together just flowed. The chemistry is there and you can hear it in the music. SOL (Summer Of Love) has a very “summer vibe” feel, led by main guitars and chords so I just wanted to give it more movement and heavy bass. That paired with Shawn’s vocals made it a perfect fit.”

Shawn Mendes - Happier Than Ever (Billie Eilish Cover) in the Live Lounge

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Most recently, Shawn teamed up with Colombian singer-songwriter, musician, and producer Camilo to release “KESI (Remix).” Last year Shawn landed at No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 with his critically acclaimed fourth studio album, Wonder. This marked his fourth consecutive No.1 album release.

Mendes was also recently announced as an addition to the performance lineup for the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.

Buy or stream “Summer Of Love.”

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