Shawn Mendes Reveals How Justin Bieber Collab ‘Monster’ Came About

Shawn Mendes is opening up about his upcoming new song “Monster“!

The 22-year-old “Wonder” singer just confirmed that Justin Bieber is the featured artist on the song and now he’s dishing how it happened.

“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. And it’s always resonated with me. This song has always resonated with me and it just never found its way out,” Shawn told Zane Lowe on Apple Music.

“And now all of a sudden I was listening to it one day, and I just started my relationship with Justin. 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,” he continued. “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. And his heart fell deep into it. And him and I, even yesterday, were on the phone for an hour and had the deepest conversation, I think, about so much.”

“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,” Shawn added. “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. 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.”

“Monster” will be released THIS Friday (November 20)!

If you missed it, see what Shawn said his whole new album was about.

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