Shawn Mendes covered a lot of ground during his appearance on The Late Late Show on Wednesday night (Sept. 28), performing his new single, challenging host James Corden to an a cappella battle and, oh yeah, confirming he’s collaborating with 1D’s Niall Horan.
Corden, an avowed boy band fanatic, couldn’t help but ask Mendes about his reported upcoming hookup with the on-hiatus One Direction singer. “Shawn, I want to talk to you because I was reading about you this morning and I want you to tell me if this is true,” Corden said. “Whilst talking about Irishmen, my favorite Irish man in the world is Niall Horan from One Direction. I’m hearing a rumor you and he might work together on some music. What’s gonna happen?”
And then Mendes said the two words that caused a few women in the studio audience to completely lose it. “Definitely, yes,” he said. “He’s awesome. I’ve been talking to him for a long time, but it’s annoying because I’ll be in London like, ‘Niall I’m here.’ He’ll be like ‘just landed in L.A.’ When I get a second I want to write with him a bunch.
Check out the full interview below:
Just hours after Mendes’ appearance, Horan surprised the world with the sudden drop of his sensitive solo ballad “This Town.”
Been workin in the studio, wanted to share this song I just wrote with u guys. thank you for always being there https://t.co/LVIUAXi5PW
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) September 29, 2016
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