Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber have each taken to Twitter to tease the upcoming release of a new collaborative single, titled 'Monster.
At the moment, the collabs are linked! After “Rain on me” by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, “Ice Cream” by BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez or even “Pirate” the title of Gims and J Balvin which has just been released in music video, we are talking about “Monster” by Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes! Yes, the two pop stars have recorded a song and it is about to be released … Announced for November 20, the singers have shared a short teaser of the clip via their social networks. There is a deserted landscape, mist, a staircase … In short, it’s very blurry! We’ll share it with you and get back to it right after.
We know that this new track will be featured on Shawn Mendes’ new album, Wonder, to be released on December 4th! We do not know you, but we can not wait to listen to it … Otherwise, you can find it in his own Netflix documentary, In Wonder, on November 23 which will follow the singer during his world tour. (And for the more curious, he will obviously talk about his relationship with Camila Cabello!) In the rest of the musical news, we take stock of the top albums of the week with Ninho in the lead, Vianney who has a small fall and Kylie Minogue who arrives by surprise in the ranking …
By the end of the week, Bieber was following Shawn Mendes on Twitter. And that November, Shawn Mendes met Bieber after the American Music Awards, calling him “a great guy.” But the two weren’t fast friends. In a recent interview promoting his "Wonder" album, Shawn Mendes told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe that his relationship with Bieber, “just started forming properly in the last three months.” That’s when he then called Bieber to talk with him about “Monster,” a song Mendes wrote about three years ago.
“It’s about how society can put celebrities up on a pedestal and watch them fall, and it seems to be this entertainment thing,” Shawn Mendes explained. “(Bieber’s) heart fell deep into it.”
Shawn Mendes credits his now-collaborator with inspiring him to sing, noting that he was 9 when Bieber released “One Time” and kicked off what came to be known as “Bieber Fever.”
“He was Elvis to me,” Mendes said. “To come back around and have this very human conversation with him…it feels like one of the most special songs I’ve ever wrote."
Bieber will perform at the 2020 American Music Awards, airing Nov. 22 on ABC.