Shawn Mendes has some capital B bops. “Treat You Better” has a chorus that still slams even after 15 straight listens; “Lost in Japan” is super funky and fun; and “Youth” (with Khalid) pulsates even with all that guitar pluckiness. Mendes has a great voice, too, so you can’t go wrong with adding several of his songs to your next Spotify playlist.
And while you’re at it, maybe consider adding a few fan covers to your playlist too. The pop sensibility of Mendes’ music makes it very easy to interpret and cover in a variety of different ways. From slowed-down acoustic covers to harp instrumentals and piano sets, Mendes’ fans on YouTube are super creative when it comes to their covers.
So, naturally, we had to get Mendes’ thoughts on a few of them. We had the “Stitches” singer stop by our office recently and check out a bunch of fan covers of his songs on the Internet. His responses, of course, were so sweet and pure.
“You know what’s so awesome is that you can clearly tell when someone’s done editing to their voice, and she’s completely natural,” Mendes said of person covering his music. “You sound like you kill it every time,” he said of someone else.
Even more wonderful than Mendes’ reactions are his fans’ faces when they realize he was listening. “That’s why I post covers to maybe get recognized by one of my favorite artists and, well, I guess that just happened,” one fan said. “I never thought this would ever, ever, ever happen. I’m so happy. Thank you.”
Watch all the covers (and Mendes’ reactions) for yourself in the video, above.