Shawn Mendes tempted us all during the Billboard Music Awards last month with a brief teaser for a new single, “Treat You Better.”
Now that it has arrived, I for one am excited for the new music he’s working on.
In “Treat You Better,” Shawn none-too-gently lets someone know that he can love her so much better than the guy she’s with can. It has a similar underlying sound to his much-beloved hit “Stitches,” but there are instrumental nuances to this song that are fun to listen to in a different way, and the sound on this track is a little harder than his other singles have been. Of course, his vocals also remain as pleasing as ever.
During the chorus, he stretches his voice to one of those yearning notes he’s so great at delivering, and it suits the subject matter well.
Listen to “Treat You Better” below.