Shawn Mendes appears to be having a blast on his week-long residency on “The Late Late Show” which is being tagged #LateLateShawn on social media. Last night, the Canadian native singer-songwriter delighted the live audience by performing the U.S. television debut of his track “Lost in Japan” from his new chart-topping self-titled album.
Mendes was backed by a full band and a large rose that was lit up on the wall behind him as he lyrically contemplated “taking one flight” to be in the same time zone with a love he can’t get off his mind. He hit his signature falsetto in verse two’s question, “Do I gotta convince you, that you shouldn’t fall asleep” and fans in the audience squealed in response. (Watch his entire performance in the video embedded above).
“Lost in Japan” was released as the second single from Shawn Mendes back in March, following the album’s lead single “In My Blood” just a day later. “In My Blood” is an open and vulnerable song about struggling with anxiety, which charted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 and Mainstream Top 40 charts.
James Corden discussed many topics during night two of Mendes’ highly-anticipated extended guest stint on “The Late Late Show,” including the varied musical influences on the new album, whether he would consider dying his hair and whether he’s ever been set up on a date. As previously reported, Tony-winning actor Mandy Patinkin admitted he’s “an aficionado” of Mendes’ music and advised the 19-year-old heartthrob to date and even marry, the girl who says she’s never heard of him.
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