Credits

  • Song Name: Mercy
  • Artist Name / Band Name: Shawn Mendes
  • Featuring: N/A
  • Produced By: Jake Gosling & Teddy Geiger
  • Album Name: Illuminate
  • Release Date: August 18, 2016
  • Genre: Genius Canada, Pop
  • Record Label: Island Records
  • Written By: Ilsey Juber, Teddy Geiger, Danny Parker & Shawn Mendes
  • Performance: Peaked at No. 11
  • Sampled In: N/A
  • Cover By: Shape of You by Ed Sheeran and Mercy by Shawn Mendes Cover by Alex Aiono
  • Remixed By: N/A

The young music prodigy has no plans to stop producing a hit after hit, Shawn Mendes is all set for the challenge and has just recently released his newest entrant – Mercy.

A question begs me and his music fans, why are Mendes’s songs so heart breaking and emotionally compelling? Well, the talent can’t be overlooked and he justifies it by his solid performance in Mercy.

Mercy saw release on August 18, 2016 through Island Records. The single was written by Mendes and co-written by Ilsey Juber, Danny Parker, and Teddy Geiger, where Geiger and Jake Gosling handled production.

Initially, the single was teased a lot on social media by the artist. According to his twitter: “Don’t think I’ve ever been this excited for a song release” Is it really that good? It sure is!

Mercy is a part of the singer’s sophomore album Illuminate, so far it is the second single where chart topping ‘Treat You Better’ acts as the lead single.

The young Canadian artist has produced a song which shares some solid resemblance of British Pop star – Adele’s Hello and the guitar riffs, give hints from her single Send My Love.

The charts speaks for itself and since release it’s already No.1 in New Zealand, whereas the ARIA charts of Australia position it at a solid No.26. The single debuted at No.95 on US Billboard Hot 100 charts. Concerning it’s been a mere 17 days since release, the single will climb midway up charts in no time.

Mercy is Shawn’s high pitched version of his single ‘Stiches’, in Mercy you see Mendes pushing the boundaries of his vocal capacity, while following a smooth flowing instrument progression.

Nothing about the song is out of place, albeit the song is nothing ‘new’ from Mendes and very predictable. Versing about his subtle breakup, which he deems as very enduring and painful for which he begs for mercy.

The strong suite, lyrically the verses pack punch and deliver solid intensity of the situation by some deep lyrics “ripping all the skin from off my bones. I’m prepared to sacrifice my life” The lyrics truly bring out the soul and character of the song, Mendes’s high bits complement it perfectly.

Despite the resemblances, Mercy comes on strong as a decent contender for a song that makes a perfect listening, for a heart that needs consoling.

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