A new era of Shawn Mendes is coming, which the pop star announced in a new trailer for his upcoming album Wonder on Wednesday (Sept. 30).
The video finds two swallows, identical to the one tattooed on his hand, perched on the window sill of his artsy home. But a blinding discovery takes him on an adventure to Wonderland led by the swallows. The video ends with two dates, Oct. 2 and Dec. 4, which many have interpreted as an Oct. 2 single release date and a Dec. 4 album release date. The first seems highly possible after radio personality Elvis Duran tweeted Wednesday that the “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” singer will join him on his show Friday to discuss his new single “Wonder.” Maybe he won’t be holding anything else back about the album, but stay tuned.
And for anyone in the Mendes Army still wondering “What is Wonder?,” Mendes created a whole website with that question as the URL. The link, which he tweeted out and posted in his YouTube video description, gives fans an intimate 360-degree tour of the apartment featured in the trailer, which is filled with potential Easter eggs.
A painting featuring the singer and two birds looks like the album artwork, while a sheet of notebook paper on the floor reveals a set list that could be outlining the album’s track list: “The Intro,” “Wonder,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Lost in Japan,” “Nervous,” “Never Be Alone,” “Look Up at the Stars,” “Lost Ones,” “Why,” “Always Been You,” “Monster (w/ special guest),” “Higher” and “Picture of the Moon.” The list of songs also highlights a phone number (305-745-7485) that fans can text for updates about Wonder.
Watch Mendes’ Wonder trailer below.