Shawn Mendes Teams Up with Justin Bieber for New Song “Monster”
- Canadian singer-songwriters Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber teamed up to release a new song “Monster” on November 20, 2020.
This marks the first collaboration between Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber.
The track will appear on Shawn Mendes' upcoming fourth studio album “Wonder”, which is set to be released on December 4th.
It was written by Frank Dukes, Daniel Caesar, Mustafa, Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes. Produced by Matthew Tavares, Kaan Güneşberk and Frank Dukes.
The accompanying music video was directed by Colin Tilley.
“I think I was coming off the back of a couple of big songs and definitely just so driven by my ego and just feeling like something in this feels not right," Shawn Mendes told Apple Music's Zane Lowe of the collaboration. "And it's always resonated with me. This song has always resonated with me and it just never found its way out. And now all of a sudden I was listening to it one day, and I just started my relationship with Justin. It just started forming properly in the last three months. And I called him and I was like, 'Look, I have this song. It's kind of going there.' We go there.”
“It's about how society can put celebrities up on a pedestal and watch them fall and it seems to be this entertainment thing. And it's hard,” he continued. “And his heart fell deep into it. And him and I, even yesterday, were on the phone for an hour and had the deepest conversation, I think, about so much. And it just felt really nice because it was a full circle moment for me, this guy who was the reason I started singing. I was nine when "One Time" came out, and I completely was all in.He was Elvis to me. And to come back around and to have this very human to human conversation with him and his truth to come into that song and my truth to be there, it feels like one of the most special songs I've ever wrote. And the more I listened to it and the deeper I get into it, this is not just about celebrities. This is the human experience.”
- source : Rolling Stone