Shawn Mendes - Treat You Better

16 July Critic Jonni 0 Comments



This music video has got everyone talking about it. It's fully emotional and engaging, Completely relating to domestic violence. I love the fact that the disturbing content is mentioned at the end, the person he likes is in an abusive relationship and the number for National Domestic Violence Hotline is shown at the end of the video. The song feels like an answer to Orianthi's "According To You", although I doubt Shawn Mendes has ever heard of it. Cute and sexy, Shawn Mendes suggests that he can treat you better than any other guy. The video portrays that perfectly, showing that the other guy is abusive.

Shawn Mendes became popular by sharing and uploading vine videos. his song "Stitches" soon became an obsession we all fell in love with, managing to climb the UK chart and grab that all important number one spot. This is the first single from his new album, expected to be released later this year. He recently dropped a second track titled "Ruin" which will act as a promotional single for the album. If these two singles are any indication on what the album is going to be like, it's going to be even better than the first one. Shawn Mendes is really making a mark on the music industry, and with vocals like this, he clearly deserves it. The song was written by Shawn Mendes, Teddy Geiger and Scott Harris.

Directed by Ryan Pallotta, this love triangle is shown on a visual, translating the lyrics perfectly. There is so much emotion displayed during the visual performance that it actually hurts.

I love the story line, as Shawn Mendes performs this song with such emotion (as well as seeing him shirtless, which is an added bonus), you can tell he means every single word of this song, and that he's been there.

The narrative side of things is performed by a woman and a man (who can also be seen shirtless at times, what's not to like?) showing an abusive relationship, and how simple change in moods can effect the way they interact with one another. Clearly he gets his frustration out of him by hitting things, but that later translates into hitting her, yet she believes she loves him. Girls like a bad guy.

Overall, this is another great music video from Shawn Mendes, it slightly tops "Stitches" because of the continuity and the great transition from song to visual, however I don't think it can quite compare to the awesomeness of his collaborative song with Camila Cabello on "I Know What You Did Last Summer".
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