and have collaborated on a new track, “Monster.” The song is taken from Mendes’ upcoming studio album Wonder.
In the accompanying video, Mendes walks through a park in the middle of the night, as the fog rolls in. He comes across a platform where he and Bieber cross paths. They take turns on their verses, each of them addressing the “pedestal” of fame and its pitfalls. “But what if I what if I trip?/What if I, what if I fall?,” they sing on the chorus. “Then am I the monster?/Yeah, just let me know/What if I, what if I sin?/What if I, what if I break?/Then am I the monster?”
Ahead of Wonder, which drops December 4th, Mendes will be releasing a titled In Wonder, directed by Grant Singer, on November 23rd. The film is largely centered around Mendes’ swift rise over the past years, from promising singer-songwriter to an undeniable pop artist capable of selling out arenas. In Wonder not only traces that journey but captures the musician grappling with the anxieties of celebrity and coming-of-age in the public eye, as well as the rigors of touring.
Last month, Bieber with Chance the Rapper on Saturday Night Live, followed by an . Bieber also delivered “Lonely,” his song with Benny Blanco. As with his “Holy” treatment, the singer recently released an Earlier in the year, he appeared on Ariana Grande’s . Bieber’s first album in five years, , arrived in February.