The title track of the Pop titan’s latest album is re-worked as a romantic duet, that sonically arrives right on time for the holidays.
Take a listen to the dynamic duet below…
Credit where due, Mendes’ vocal has matured and works splendidly when meshed with Swift’s.
The song, itself, isn’t far removed from the original, which works for the audience it’s catered to.
Beyond the track itself, the pairing is all sorts of smart.
The duo are now label-mates, after Swift’s recent move to Republic (which of course presents obvious benefits), but they crucially each offer something that eludes the other.
Mendes is gifted his biggest duet yet – given the magnitude of Swift’s star, while the songbird garners the benefit of his young(er than her) fanbase and borrows some of the heat he has coming off ‘Senorita’ – which was a Hot 100 #1. Something that has evaded Swift this album cycle – despite her titan sized sales.
Could this be the cut to change all of that?