Wonder marks Mendes’ fourth album and follows his own 2018 effort which at number nine on Rolling Stone’s list of the top 20 pop albums of the year.
Shawn Mendes will publish his new album Wonder on Island Records on 4 December, with the title track to be released on Friday 2 October.
Mendes screened the album with a short trailer showing the track “Intro” from Wonder. In the video, a camera moves through an artist’s studio and lands on a piano that appears as if it is playing from a disembodied hand, although it is actually Mendes lying beneath the instrument. While the “Intro” begins as a simple ballad, the clip ends shortly after and starts to open up with a cascade of synths.
In a statement Mendes wrote of Wonder : “It really feels like a piece of me was written and recorded into song. I tried to be as real and honest as I have ever been. It’s a world and a journey and a dream and an album I wanted to create for a really long time. It absolutely is awesome. Thank you for being so long with me by my side. I love you all so much!”
Wonder marks Mendes’ fourth album and follows his own – titled 2018 effort which reached number nine on Rolling Stone’s list of the Top 20 pop albums of that year.