Shawn Mendes Returns With New Single “Wonder” and Announces New Album

Today, GRAMMY nominated multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes released “Wonder,” the first single and title track off his highly anticipated fourth studio album, Wonder, which will be released on December 4, 2020

“Wonder” is a big, beating-heart anthem that starts with a soft pulse and builds to several cathartic peaks, packed with sky-high synths and pounding drums. Mendes’ lyrics are contemplative, kind, and a bit existential, repeatedly striving toward the chorus, “Right before I close my eyes/The only thing that’s on my mind/Been dreaming that you feel it, too/I wonder what it’s like to be loved by you.”

It’s a song about wondering how life will turn out, how many different face everyone has and not everyone will see those different faces, unless you let them in.

The song was written by Shawn Mendes, Scott Harris, Thomas Hull, & Nate Mercereau and produced by Mendes, Kid Harpoon, & Mercereau. The album was recorded during a series of recording sessions in Rhinebeck, NY & Big Sur, CA over the past year. The video was directed by Matty Peacock & Written by Shawn Mendes, Matty Peacock, & Connor Brashier.

Mendes appeared on SiriusXM’s The Morning Mash-Up Friday, October 2nd, to talk about “Wonder,” saying: “I was able to sit there with myself in a journal and kind of just get deep and think about what it is that I really did want to say. And how do I actually feel? And you can’t really always do that in a few hours in the studio. Sometimes you got to give it days and weeks. And I feel like, ‘Wonder’ really is that to me? And it’s funny, like I noticed that musically, what I want to listen to often is like, I want to just like put Bon Iver on and light some candles.”

Wonder marks Mendes’ fourth album and follows his 2018 self-titled effort. The musician announced the record earlier this week, also sharing the album’s short “Intro” track.

Watch the music video for “Wonder” now!

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