Shawn Mendes’ sophomore effort, titled Illuminate, is shaping up to be his best work yet. Its newest track “Mercy” is a rollercoaster of emotions, with Mendes singing to a lover asking them to be easy on him.
“Consuming all the air inside my lungs. Ripping all the skin from off my bones” sings Mendes during the song’s climatic bridge, where the young crooner gets to show off his vocals like never before.
IlluminateÂ is due on September 23, 2016 via Â Island Records.
Listen to “Mercy” below.