Shawn mendes visited BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge to perform his latest single, “Summer Of Love”, in addition to a stellar performance by “Happier than ever” by Billie Eilish.
The GRAMMY-nominated multi-platinum singer / songwriter stopped by the Lounge to promote the aforementioned single “The summer of love,” which stars award-winning producer / artist Tainy and was released via Island Records. The track is produced by Tainy and NEON16. Shawn also released a new music video alongside the song.
The official video was shot in Mallorca, Spain, directed by Matty Peacock, who previously directed Shawn’s “Wonder” video, as well as videos for Selena Gomez, Billie Eilish, Khalid, and more.
“I hope this song makes people feel free, free from the weight of life, if only for a moment,” says Mendes. “The inspiration was to take a few months off to spend a real summer with the people I love. My favorite part of creating it was having the opportunity to work in the studio with Tainy. It was a special experience to connect with him because he is an amazing artist and an amazing producer. ”
Of the track, Tainy said, “Working with Shawn was so easy and really organic to be honest. He’s a real musician and singer, but other than that the energy he brought to the studio was super authentic, so making great music together flowed. The chemistry is there and you can hear it in the music. SOL (Summer Of Love) has a very “summer vibe” feel, led by guitars and main chords, so I just wanted to give it more movement and heavy bass. That, coupled with Shawn’s voice, made it a perfect fit.
Most recently, Shawn teamed up with Colombian singer-songwriter, musician and producer Camilo to release “KESI (Remix)”. Last year Shawn grabbed No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 with his critically acclaimed film. fourth studio album, Wonder. This was her fourth consecutive No.1 album release.
Mendes was also recently announced in addition to the performance range for 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.
Buy or stream “Summer Of Love”.