After all the relentless teasing, it’s finally here!
Shawn Mendes has just released his brand new song “Treat You Better,” the first single off his not-yet-titled sophomore album.
— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) June 3, 2016
The summer-ready track features a swaying tropical-laden beat and tries to get the attention of a lover in a chorus that any Mendes fan would find very hard to resist. “Cuz I know I can treat you better than he can / And any girl like you deserves a gentleman / Tell me why are we wasting time on all your wasted time when you should be with me instead / I know I can treat you better / Better than he can,” he croons in the song’s chorus.
The 17-year-old singer was slated to perform the track at the iHeart Theater in New York on Friday and even take over iHeart’s Snapchat and Twitter accounts. He’s also in the middle of a world tour that will bring him back around to the U.S. with a show in Boca Raton, Florida on July 15. A week before on July 8, Mendes will be dropping by The Today Show to perform the single as part of the show’s outdoor summer concert series.
Shawn also posted a beautiful acoustic rendition of the song, which is sure to melt a few hearts out there. Check out the official studio version and the acoustic performance down below!