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Think you know Shawn Mendes? His new album ‘Illuminate’ is going to change everything


We’ve not got all that long until Shawn Mendes‘ sophomore album is released in September and we’re pretty damn excited.

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Mr. Mendes got our adrenaline flowing when he talked about the upcoming release in a recent interview. Speaking to ‘Entertainment Weekly’, Shawn explained how he has evolved musically since ‘Handwritten’.

“I think people will be surprised by how edgy we get with the lyrics and the concepts. Vocally, this album demolishes ‘Handwritten’, so people are not going to be ready for some of the songs in that sense.”

DEMOLISH? That’s a nice and descriptive word. We like it.

So what’s the album going to be about then, Shawn?

“I’ve had a crazy two years where the most inspiring things happened to me. I feel like there’s so much to talk about, and I’m able to go into more detail with certain things in a more mature way, which is really exciting. You’re going to be able to hear that on the album.”

Sounds good to us, Shawny boy. We are so ready to be demolished (note to self: use this word as the new alternative for ‘slay’.)

Are you excited for ‘Illuminate’? Tweet us @maximumpop while we listen to ‘Ruin’ and ‘Treat You Better’ on repeat.

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