Shawn Mendes for VMAN 45 cover

VMAN Considers Shawn Mendes ‘The Poetry of Pop’

The astro pop star graces VMAN #45 Considers Shawn Mendes The Poetry of Pop.

The new Winter 2020/Spring 2021 issue! Captured by photographer Ben Hassett and styled by Nicola Formichetti, Mendes speaks to the legendary Sir Elton John in an intimate interview, where the two musicians speak about life in the twilight zone, as well as his fourth studio album Wonder, out on December 4th.

Shawn Mendes by Ben Hassett for VMAN 45 Editorial11

Four years ago at the Wiltern Theatre in L.A., an 18-year-old Shawn Mendes joined Elton John on stage. “Blue Jean Baby,” John begins, his fingers working a piano. Mendes, in a black leather jacket, watches him play, fidgeting nervously with his hair as John finishes the verse.

“Jesus freaks,” Mendes begins, “…out on the street.” His voice is similar to John’s but softer. He grows more confident as “Tiny Dancer” goes on. John, draped in his usual black sequined suit, continues to play, watching Mendes perform a song written ages before he was born.

Shawn Mendes by Ben Hassett for VMAN 45 Editorial11
Shawn Mendes by Ben Hassett for VMAN 45 Editorial11

You can listen an advance of Wonder.

Shawn Mendes by Ben Hassett for VMAN 45 Editorial11
Shawn Mendes by Ben Hassett for VMAN 45 Editorial11

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Talent: @shawnmendes
Interview: @eltonjohn
Photography: @benhassett
Fashion: @nicolaformichetti
Grooming: @heyannabee(@thewallgroup)
Production: @jnproductionglobal
Casting: @itboygregk
Text: @mathiasrosenzweig

Shawn Mendes wears all clothing @emporioarmani S/S 21

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2 comments on “VMAN Considers Shawn Mendes ‘The Poetry of Pop’

  1. We stan Shawn Mendes 😚😍

  2. He’s so handsome. A true pop 🌟 great feature.

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