Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber have released a new collaborative single, “Monster”, alongside an accompanying music video.
Both “Monster” and its music video were initially teased earlier this week by the two pop artists on social media, and they premiered live today, November 20, on YouTube.
The clip, directed by Colin Tilley, sees Mendes and Bieber discovering a pristine white platform in the middle of the woods. The duo then deliver an emotional performance of their song atop the platform as lightning begins to flash around them. You can check it out below.
‘Monster’ is the second taste from Mendes’ forthcoming album Wonder, following the title track’s release last month. Wonder, which marks Mendes’ fourth full-length to date, is slated to drop on December 4.
In an earlier letter announcing the album, Mendes wrote: “It really feels like a piece of me has been written down on paper and recorded into song. I tried to be as real and as honest as I’ve ever been. It’s a world and a journey and a dream and an album I’ve been wanting to make for a really long time.”
Elsewhere in Shawn Mendes news, the singer was recently added to the line-up for this year’s American Music Awards. Along with Lil Baby, Bad Bunny and Megan Thee Stallion, Mendes will join previously-announced performers BTS and Dua Lipa at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, while actress, producer, and writer Taraji P. Henson will host the world’s largest fan-voted awards show on November 22.
Advance notices report that Lil Baby will make his AMA debut by performing his hit single, “Emotionally Scarred,” live for the very first time. Bad Bunny, meanwhile, will be joined by rising Reggaeton star Jhay Cortez for his appearance. Setlists for Shawn Mendes and Megan Thee Stallion are currently under wraps.
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