Shawn Mendes is going to the movies for his latest music video. Check out his creative "Lost In Translation"-inspired video for his single "Lost In Japan" by playing the video above, then get tickets to see Shawn Mendes' 2019 tour now through AXS.
"Lost In Japan" is Mendes' current single from his self-titled third album, which was released in May. Though it's only been a moderate success on the charts, peaking at number 64 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart and going to number 25 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 Chart, the song has received a ton of critical acclaim. Elle named it the second-best song of 2018 back in June, while Uproxx ranked it as the eighth-best song of the year.
And now, Mendes' incredibly quirky idea for a music video ought to garner the song even more attention.
The video is patterned after the Academy Award-winning 2003 movie "Lost In Translation," where Bill Murray plays Bob Harris, a jaded actor who arrives in Tokyo to film a commercial that could restart his career. Bob meets a young woman named Charlotte, portrayed by Scarlett Johansson, in his hotel and forms an unexpected connection with her.
Mendes is no Bill Murray, but he portrays his own version of Bob for "Lost In Japan," while actress Alisha Boe (from the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why") plays the Charlotte-type character. Zedd, who recently remixed the song, also appears in the video. Does it have a happier ending than the movie? Fans will have to watch and find out.
They can also watch Shawn Mendes live this spring as the singer has already laid out plans for a 2019 tour. His tour sadly does not stop in Japan, but it starts in Europe throughout April, then transitions to the United States and Canada beginning in June. It's a safe bet that "Lost In Japan" will be on the set list, and if his music videos are this creative, imagine how watchable Mendes' live shows must be. Tickets to see Shawn Mendes live are available now by clicking here.