Shawn Mendes Announces Live Album

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Shawn Mendes has been teasing his upcoming Album 3 on Twitter for a while now, but there is actually another record set to be released before his official third studio album, and you can get it next week!

Last week, Mendes took to Twitter to reveal that he has decided to release a live album version of his MTV Unplugged performance. According to Mendes, his fans will now be able to listen to his MTV Unplugged live performance, which originally took place on September 8, 2017 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, in record form.

“Releasing my #MTVUnplugged as a live album on November 3rd! You can preorder it now here X,” Mendes tweeted with a cool photo from his intimate show.

The coolest part about this album is that although it doesn’t feature new music necessarily (with the exception of a cover of Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody”), it does give fans a different look at the songs they’ve come to love from the Canadian singer.

According to MTV News, the album will include 11 tracks from his live show including, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” and “Mercy.”

Mendes’ performance on Unplugged, which actually kicked off the reboot of the MTV series, was such a big deal to him, so it makes sense that he’d want to hold onto that moment and make it into a record.

“There’s a lot of moments, I think, in a career that shape you as an artist… I think about bands like Pearl Jam and how much their Unplugged affected them as a band,” Mendes told MTV News on the day of his show. “People literally, if you ask them about it today, still think about that, and it puts a lot of pressure on tonight, in a good way. I think I’m ready, and I hope to make tonight a very career-sculpting thing.”

The performance was definitely “career-sculpting” and luckily fans get to listen to it over and over again. Plus, it should hold fans over until they can get their hands on Mendes third studio album, which doesn’t have a release date, but it is in the works!

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