Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes just released a music video for his newest song Wonder. The song serves as the title track for his upcoming album Wonder, which Mendes plans to drop on December 4, 2020.
The video opens with Mendes singing on a train, traveling through a forest that looks as if it's straight from a fairytale book. He then walks through the train, eventually being bold enough to open a hatch that leads to the roof. Going through a tunnel, Mendes reminisces about "what it's like to be loved by you." He then appears in the middle of the forest, surrounded by trees and moss for a strictly green setting. Escaping from the forest, Mendes approaches the edge of land, met with crashing waves on the ocean. The music video, very simplistic yet beautiful and majestic, ends with Mendes dropping to his knees to stare at the water.
Lyrics from the video have been linked to Shawn Mendes' relationship with American-Cuban singer-songwriter Camilla Cabello. His lines are inspired by the struggles and lessons he learned during his 16-month relationship with Cabello:
I wonder, when I cry into my hands
I'm conditioned to feel like it makes me less of a man
His favorite line, as Mendes mentioned in his Wonder Virtual Live Event, comes to expand on his feelings about himself during his past relationships and his image of himself right now. Trying to break the stereotype of "real men don't cry," he explains that society does not see it as acceptable for men to cry. He continues to expel the stigma, however, and proves that real strength lies in the state of being vulnerable and emotional.
Until his recent announcement about his new album, Mendes' latest drop was when he released his self-titled album, Shawn Mendes. The album includes his popular song Lost In Japan, featuring German-Russian DJ Zedd, which the singer performed at The Victoria Secret's 2018 Fashion Show.
Mendes mentioned in an iHeartRadio interview that the Wonder album captures his true self—sincere, candid, and open:
"I tried to be as real and as honest as I’ve ever been... It’s a world and a journey and a dream and an album I’ve been wanting to make for a really long time. I absolutely love it."
Go and check out Shawn Mendes' dreamy music video for his new song Wonder below: