New Releases Listen: Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better” Posted by Haley • June 2, 2016

Now that our stitches have healed up, Shawn Mendes has returned with a brand new single,which, dare we say it, is poised to be one of this summer’s go-to songs.

Treat You Better
as it is titled, is the first taste of Mendes’ forthcoming sophomore album, which he has teased about being a major upgrade from his chart-topping debut, Handwritten. “Pouring every single thing i have into this Album and its going to be surreal to share that with you,” he tweeted on May 30.

The roll-out for this single was spectacular in every sense of the word. Things kicked off during the live broadcast of the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on May 22, with a very short snippet of the song playing during commercials, asking fans to “Shazam For More.” In a matter of hours, it was revealed Shazam was a huge part of the release, as fans were asked to go down to different parts of the different countries, find “Better63” posters, snapshot them for exclusive merch as well as even more bits of the song. Additionally, they were given a code that allowed them access to Mendes’studio sessions for the single.

Well, it’s Friday now which means the wait is officially over, exciting (!!!) even though it was very much worth it. Mendes is slated to perform the track for the very first time at this year’s Much Music Awards, which is just a few days away (June 19). In the interim, Hear “Treat You Better” below!

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