Shawn Mendes Shares Acoustic Version of 'Mercy': Listen

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Shawn Mendes performs at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 10, 2016 in New York City.  

Shawn Mendes has stripped back his single "Mercy" for an acoustic version he released on Friday (Jan. 27). 

The soulful rendition drops all instrumentation but Mendes' guitar, adding an extra level of intimacy to the recording. 

"Mercy" has been holding firmly in the top 5 of the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart after it jumped 10–1 earlier this month, knocking Mendes' own "Ruin" from the top slot. 

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Listen to the acoustic version here: