Shawn Mendes will release his new album, Wonder, December 4th via Island Records, with the title track set to arrive Friday, October 2nd.
Mendes previewed the album with a short trailer featuring the “Intro” track from Wonder. In the clip, a camera moves through an artist’s studio and lands on a piano that looks like it’s being played by a disembodied hand, although it’s actually Mendes lying beneath the instrument. And while the “Intro” begins as a simple ballad, just as the clip ends it begins to burst open with a cascade of synths.
In a statement, Mendes said of Wonder: “It really feels like a piece of me has been written down on paper and recorded into song. I tried to be as real and as honest as I’ve ever been. It’s a world and a journey and a dream and an album I’ve been wanting to make for a really long time. I absolutely love it. Thank you for being by my side for so many years. I love you all so much.”
Wonder marks Mendes’ fourth album and follows his 2018 self-titled effort, which placed at Number Nine on Rolling Stone’s list of the Top 20 Pop Albums of that year.