Fans of Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber rejoice as the much-awaited song Monster is finally out! The two Canadian singers finally collaborated on what was once thought to be impossible. Now that the song is finally here, fans are thoroughly enjoying it.
The entire nation of Canada is ecstatic right now because Shawn and Justin have collaborated. It’s well known that Shawn once dated Justin’s wife Hailey Bieber, and many fans believed that the two pop stars would never collaborate.
With the release of their song Monster, it’s clear that there’s no bad blood between the two singers. The new track reflects on the inner battles of the two artists as they rose to fame at a fairly young age. The song also talks about the ‘falling off’ the pedestal and asking if they would be the monster then.
The Video is directed by Colin Tilley. We see Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber discovering a pristine white platform in the middle of the woods. The duo then delivers an emotional performance of their song at the top of the platform as lightning begins to flash around them. Shawn Mendes and Justin Beiber can be seen singing on a roof which signifies the pedestal of their song. Both are seen wearing simple white and beige T-shirts as they belt out this track into the camera within a moody dark setting. Mendes walks through a park in the middle of the night, as the fog rolls in. He comes across a platform where he and Bieber cross paths. They take turns on their verses, each of them addressing the “pedestal” of fame and its pitfalls.
While announcing the album earlier Shawn Mendes wrote: “It really feels like a piece of me has been written down on paper and recorded into song. 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.”
Justin Bieber also talks about his struggle as he made his entry into the world of music as a teenager. The lyrics of the song goes, “I was 15 when the world put me on a pedestal. I had big dreams of doing shows and making memories. Made some bad moves trying to act cool upset by their jealousy. Lifting me up, lifting me up, yeah, and tearing me down, tearing me down, down, down. Take responsibility for everything I’ve done, holding it against me like you’re the holy one.”
Last month, Bieber performed ‘Holy’ with Chance the Rapper on Saturday Night Live, followed by an acoustic version. Bieber also delivered ‘Lonely,’ his song with Benny Blanco. As with his ‘Holy’ treatment, the singer recently released an acoustic video for ‘Lonely’. Earlier in the year, he appeared on Ariana Grande’s ‘Stuck With U’. Bieber’s first album in five years Changes arrived in February.
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Before the music video was released, the two Canadian singers filmed a live stream together, which you can watch below.
Speculations of their collaboration began spreading like wildfire after Bieber and Hailey were seen visiting Shawn’s home studio on August 20 this year.