Shawn Mendes is back, fresh off his hit “In My Blood”, with “Youth” featuring his “friend” Khalid.
The Canadian cutie has been teasing the track ahead of its release both on Instagram and to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 radio.
“I’ve known Khalid for about maybe a little over a year now. We just immediately hit it off. It’s just a really, really awesome friendship, like talking all the time. When things first really started happening for him, we were always like always we gotta get together, we gotta make music, we gotta make music,” he told Lowe on Thursday.
Adding, “And I was in London and I was very close to all that time, right after the Manchester thing. In London, there was the attack on the bridge. And I remember that day thinking like, okay, I gotta text him. When I texted him, I said when we get together, we have to make a statement. We have to move. We have to write about what’s going on in life and how the youth is feeling because I think we have the voice to do that.”
Mendes’ upcoming album drops May 25.