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Shawn Mendes Breaks Down His Song 'Youth' Featuring Khalid

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Shawn Mendes’ new album is finally out today for everyone to digest, but a handful of his biggest fans actually got to hear it a couple weeks ago at a secret listening party at the Malibu studio where it was recorded.

Along with playing the album, Shawn also shared the meaning of his hit song "Youth" featuring Khalid. He explained:

"I love this idea of 'youth' -- not our age, not us being young, but that thing that's inside of us that makes us think the world is amazing. You know, that childish lens that makes you wake up and think you can do anything. And anytime one of these events happens, one of these horrific things happen, that youth gets pulled away from us a little bit more."

Shawn Mendes: The Album is out today and you can watch the video from the listening party below:

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