Watch: Shawn Mendes & Justin Bieber Release Music Vid for New Song 'Monster'

Friday November 20, 2020

Justin Bieber, left, and Shawn Mendes, right, in the music video for "Monster."
Justin Bieber, left, and Shawn Mendes, right, in the music video for "Monster."  (Source:YouTube Still)

Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber have teamed up for a new song called "Monster" and released its music video on Friday.

"Monster" is from Mendes' forthcoming album "Wonder," out next month.

"I think I was coming off the back of a couple of big songs and definitely just so driven by my ego and just feeling like something in this feels not right," Mendes told Apple Music's Zane Lowe of the new song (via Billboard). "And it's always resonated with me.

"This song has always resonated with me and it just never found its way out. And now all of a sudden I was listening to it one day, and I just started my relationship with Justin," he added. "It just started forming properly in the last three months. And I called him and I was like, 'Look, I have this song. It's kind of going there.' We go there.

"It's about how society can put celebrities up on a pedestal and watch them fall and it seems to be this entertainment thing. And it's hard," he continued. "And his heart fell deep into it. And he and I, even yesterday, were on the phone for an hour and had the deepest conversation, I think, about so much. And it just felt really nice because it was a full-circle moment for me, this guy who was the reason I started singing. I was nine when 'One Time' came out, and I completely was all in.

"He was Elvis to me. And to come back around and to have this very human to human conversation with him and his truth to come into that song and my truth to be there, it feels like one of the most special songs I've ever wrote," Mendes added. "And the more I listened to it and the deeper I get into it, this is not just about celebrities. This is the human experience."

Watch the "Monster" video, directed by Colin Tilley, below.

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