Shawn Mendes

Album: Illuminate

Release Date:September 23, 2016


Shawn Mendes, an artist and songwriter who could be considered the combination of John Mayer and Ed Sheeran, recently released his brand new album, “Illuminate.” It is the classic sound of guitar mixed with beautiful lyrics, and the excitement couldn’t be any more present. There is something about young men strumming a love song that people can’t seem to get enough of, and Mendes satisfies that niche.


“Illuminate” is a unique album but songs such as “Ruin,” “No Promises,” and “Like This” have a strong resemblance to John Mayer’s album “Continuum.” On the other hand, songs like “Treat You Better” and “Honest” have a slightly more upbeat sound like Ed Sheeran or Gavin DeGraw. As a whole, this album is fantastic. It has received positive responses and we expect it to be one of the most popular albums of the year. “Illuminate” can be downloaded on Apple Music and is also available on Spotify.