Shawn Mendes may be 17 years old, but he has a penchant for going darker than his peers, and the gritty video for “Treat You Better” is a testament to this. The new video shows Shawn watching the object of his affection suffer through an abusive relationship.
In the tropical-ish pop track, Shawn promises to be the gentleman this mystery girl deserves, with lyrics such as “I know I can treat you better than he can/And any girl like you deserves a gentleman.”
Shawn premiered the lead single from his upcoming album Illuminate last night (July 11) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch the official music video below.