Shawn Mendes is already well on his way to scoring himself another smash hit with “Treat You Better,” as it jumps to #38 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart. The tropical-tinged steal-ya-girl anthem is all sorts of irresistibly catchy, making his upcoming second studio album Illuminate – due out on September 23rd via Island Records – something to look forward to this Fall.
Need more convincing? Look no further… Shawn‘s just released a new track titled “Ruin” to go along with the pre-order of his second LP, and its quite impressive to say the least. The track is a gorgeously produced, brilliantly stripped-to-basics ballad that sees him softly, embracing a more blue-eyed soul sound. “And I’m not tryna ruin your happiness/ But darling, don’t you know that I’m the only one for you?/ And I’m not tryna ruin your happiness baby/ But darling, don’t you know that I’m the only one?,” he cries out, bringing to mind John Mayer.
It’s truly a wonderful track that deftly fuses his love for old-school blues with his natural gift for sharp melodies and well-constructed songs – LOVE!
Pre-order Shawn Mendes’ second studio album Illuminate on Apple Music now!