The young Canadian music prodigy Shawn Mendes has set up the stage, with the release of his most anticipated and biggest single yet; Treat You Better on June 3, 2016, the singer/song writer isn’t even 19 in any sorts, his music is creating a serious dent in the charts around the word. Having a previous chart topper at US Top 10’s singles Stiches at No.1 from his debut album Handwritten, saw him reaching out to the world with a serious impression to make.
Treat you Better is available for digital download. It is the lead single from the artist second studio album Illuminate (2016) under Island Records. Written by Mendes himself, along with Teddy Geiger and Scott Harris. The song features a story about an abusive relationship.
This summer, Mendes promises to definitely ‘Treat You Better’. Heading for another chart topper in such sort time. The artist gave a 10 second sneak peek during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards prior to release, which enticed the fans so much; upon release saw becoming the no.1 download on ITunes and music sites alike.
According to the label the single is already on No.1 in multiple charts of the region. While currently standing at No.35 on the US Hot 100 song charts. The single is currently positioned at No.8 on the ARIA charts. While, more tracks for the album will come out; we will see the popularity for the song to increase reaching to record song sales.
Talking about the tune, having a tropical upbeat, which feels fresh along with guitar riffs bring in a sort of a disco combined pop melody. The verses begin with Mendes’s sharing his opinion about a girl’s choice of selecting a guy, who is abusive and non-supportive of her.
The perspective is kept as if Mendes, is a best friend who feels protective for his friend. The song is hearted with a powerful chorus with repetitions of Better than he can. Showing his eagerness of knowing he can treat his friend better than where she is trying to find love. The lyrics are neat and clean, which translates to honest and deep.
The song is a great attempt of a catchy pop track that you would listen, while looking at your best friend like never before.
A music video was released on July 12, 2016. Revolving around showing violence and abuse between couples.