It’s true – Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber are on the identical tune, and it’s a ‘Monster’ of a monitor (and video). Nevertheless, ‘monster’ is what the Canadian pop stars are frightened individuals will see them as in the event that they’re knocked down from their ‘pedestals.’
The whole nation of Canada is smiling proper now as a result of Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber have lastly collaborated on a tune. What was as soon as thought not possible – particularly since Justin, 26, married Shawn’s ex, Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) – grew to become actuality on Nov. 20, as Shawn, 22, continued to roll out new music forward of his new album, Marvel. One such tune was “Monster”, a monitor on which Shawn and Justin take an extended and onerous take a look at themselves and marvel: in the event that they “journey” or “fall” from their “pedestals,” does that make them the “monster”?
The tune appeared to ship a message in regards to the scorn that has accompanied Shawn and Justin’s icon statuses, as Justin admits he made some “unhealthy strikes” since he was “upset” by the “jealousy” he’s needed to take care of from critics since ascending to fame in his teenagers. For the music video, Shawn and Justin make this message about standing on a “pedestal” fairly literal by climbing on a clean white constructing collectively whereas taking turns to ship their emotional verses. Earlier than the music video dropped, the collaborators additionally filmed a dwell stream collectively, which you’ll be able to watch beneath.
Shawn and Justin first sparked hypothesis of a collaboration in August, when Biebs and Hailey, 23, had been seen visiting Shawn’s house studio on Aug. 20. Though the state of affairs might have been awkward since Hailey and Shawn used thus far – they famously attended the 2018 Met Gala collectively as a pair – issues had been actually good between Justin and Shawn. Biebs “is aware of Shawn’s expertise and could be completely happy to work with him on future collaborations and likewise be his good friend,” a supply informed HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY.
Nevertheless, the looks solely despatched the boys’ respective fandoms into overdrive over this potential collaboration. When Shawn appeared on Britain’s Capital FM Breakfast with Roman Kemp on Oct. 6, the host requested Shawn if it was true that he “turned down” an opportunity to work with Justin on a tune. Shawn did his greatest to step across the query. “Is that this you attempting to get me to substantiate that I’ve a collaboration with Justin Bieber? That I didn’t final month, is that what you’re saying?” Shawn replied, slyly. “If I turned one down, that will be insane contemplating he’s been certainly one of my favourite artists since I used to be like nine-years-old.”
“I can not verify or deny,” mentioned Shawn, earlier than including that Within the final six months he and Justin “positively turn into quite a bit nearer. It’s actually cool to have him has a mentor in plenty of methods, simply to type of speak by stuff a bit bit trigger there’s not many individuals who do the sort of stuff.”
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) November 18, 2020
There was a time when there was a perceived rivalry between Shawn and Justin. Some followers thought that Justin’s line on DJ Khaled’s “No Brainer” (“Him or me, be for actual, child, it’s a no brainer”) was shade towards Shawn, since Justin rekindled his romance with Hailey weeks after she and Mendes referred to as it quits. A 12 months later, Justin joked round after The Observer Journal dubbed Shawn the “Prince of Pop.” Biebs took umbrage at this crowning and responded like a great Hoser. “Hmm ‘Gonna have to interrupt a couple of extra data to dethrone my title there bud (canadian voice)… however in order for you we will play hockey for it however I heard you’re an actual bender on the ice we might simply drop the buckets and tilt for it,” wrote Justin.
Earlier than anybody received twisted about it, Justin added, “There is no such thing as a competitors and it as a playful joke individuals chill out… there’s no sides we’re all simply right here to make dope music. I’m simply aggressive as is he so it was just a bit playful jargon.” As for the Hockey problem, Shawn responded with, “LOL any time any day you simply let me know!!!!!!”