Single Review: Shawn Mendes – Wonder

Shawn Mendes returns with new single and album Wonder
Shawn Mendes confirmed his status of global pop star in the past few years with his highly successful self titled album and singles like ‘In My Blood’, ‘Lost In Japan’ and most recently the duet ‘Señorita’ with his girlfriend Camila Cabello. Now, a year later, the Canadian pop star is ready to kick off a brand new era of his career. He announced earlier this week that his new album Wonder is out on the 4th of December, while he dropped the intro to the record and the new single with the same name soon after.

Mendes co-wrote and co-produced his comeback single together with Nate Mercereau, Scott Harris and Kid Harpoon. ‘Wonder’ could best be described as an anthemic, dynamic and climactic pop song. The track has a big chorus with big notes, similar to the vibe of his previous comeback track ‘In My Blood’. Shawn’s vocal work is delicate and heartfelt as always, as he sings about wondering how to express his true self and his emotions. “I wonder, when I cry into my hands I’m conditioned to feel like it makes me less of a man”, he asks himself.

The lyrics of self discovery all come together in a belting chorus that does have a hopeful, almost euphoric quality to it. This is the perfect introduction to a new phase in both the life and career of Shawn Mendes and I am pretty sure it will further cement his position as one of the major pop stars of the world.

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