Later this month, Shawn Mendes, the Toronto singer who bought his begin on Vine, will launch his third studio album. The self-titled undertaking will embrace the tune “Youth” and options fellow performer, Khalid. Yesterday the lyric video dropped and was met immediately with reward.
One one that tweeted out his assist was David Hogg, a survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School taking pictures and a outstanding March For Our Lives activist.
In his tweet, he quotes a line from the tune, and Mendes subsequently retweeted the response. Today, merch for the brand new single dropped and it was revealed portion of the proceeds will go in direction of the March For Our Lives motion to assist finish gun violence.
Mendes informed the Daily Star that he wrote the tune after a slew of terrorist assaults within the UK final summer time. (The stadium explosion at an Ariana Grande live performance in Machester and a stabbing spree in London.)
Mendes was performing in Europe on the time and was overwhelmed after listening to information of the horrific occasions. “Youth” got here as a response to these occurrences and now, it’s serving to to combat violence because of this. “It’s the most important song on the album,” Mendes says within the interview.
The merch consists of 4 hoodies and two tops. Whatever you resolve to purchase, it’s good to know that you just’re supporting a trigger whereas doing it, and “Youth” supplies the right backing monitor for working in direction of constructive change.