One was not enough. Just a day after releasing “In My Blood” — a heart-wrenching, unguarded power ballad — Shawn Mendes flips a complete 180 with his second single from his forthcoming third album, “Lost in Japan.”
An optimistic, funky tune about visiting a long-distance lover, “Lost in Japan” features much more of an electronic, R&B-influenced sound than has ever been heard in Mendes’ material before, taking cues from pop hit veteran Justin Timberlake. It’s refined and sexy, further proving that Mendes is no longer the boy he was back in his “Stitches” era.
Mendes has mentioned a wide array of inspirations when it came to penning album number three, which explains the impressively stark contrast between “In My Blood” and “Lost in Japan.” With such a differing pair of singles, it’s time to vote on which one you prefer!
Vote for your favorite new Shawn Mendes single below.