Only a day after releasing his new younger individuals empowerment anthem “Youth” with Khalid, Shawn Mendes has introduced he will likely be donating a portion of cash earned from new merchandise across the tune to March for Our Lives.
Shawn launched the brand new merch, which features a navy hoodie with the phrase “YOUTH” imprinted on it, on Friday. He wrote in a tweet, “#Youth hoodie + Album collection available now. Will be donating a portion of all Youth collection sales to @AMarch4OurLives.” The March for Our Lives organization was created by college students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, within the aftermath of the taking pictures the place 17 individuals have been killed in February of this 12 months. A whole lot of 1000’s of individuals confirmed as much as the March for Our Lives occasion in D.C on March 24 to protest gun violence and urge stricter gun management.
In an interview with Zane Low on Beats Radio 1, Shawn shared the inspiration for the shifting new tune, which incorporates lyrics like, “You can’t take my youth away/This soul of mine will never break/As long as I wake up today/You can’t take my youth away.” He instructed Zane that he was in London near the time of the London Bridge terrorist attack final June, which got here intently after the bombing at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester. The 2 occasions, Shawn explained, impressed him to begin writing “Youth.” He instructed Zane that he talked to Khalid about turning their collaboration right into a pressure for good. “I said, ‘when we get together, we have to make a statement. We have to move. We have to write about what’s going on in life and how the youth is feeling because I think we have the voice to do that,'” he defined.
Shawn is gearing as much as launch his new self-titled album on Might 25, and he is already launched two different singles, “Lost in Japan” and “In My Blood.” The hoodies retail for $60 and can be found on Shawn’s website.