NME Festival blog: Watch Shawn Mendes cover Frank Ocean and Kings of Leon


Shawn Mendes closed Capital’s Summertime Ball last night (June 9,) and covered Frank Ocean and Kings of Leon within his set.

The Canadian singer played Wembley last night, closing Capital’s event that saw acts including Camila Cabello, Charlie Puth and Rita Ora play to the 80,000 strong crowd at Wembley.

Taking to the stage, Shawn Mendes played his own hits, including 2015 track ‘Stitches’ and this year’s ‘In My Blood.’

As well as his own tracks, Mendes covered both Kings of Leon and Frank Ocean. The singer began Frank Ocean’s ‘Thinkin Bout You’, before going into his own hit ‘Mercy.’

Kings of Leon’s ‘Use Somebody’ was then used as an intro to Mende’s track ‘Treat You Better.’

You can watch footage of the performance below.

The singer’s third album, ‘Shawn Mendes’, was released earlier this year and saw the 19-year-old move away from his twee pop roots and embrace a more roack and funk sound. Mendes recently revealed that his battles with anxiety helped to shape his latest album – telling NME recent single ‘In My Blood’ is “all about honesty”.

Mendes recently appeared on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke and used the chance to geek out on Harry Potter, while he also admitted he’d be up for buying fellow popstar Justin Bieber’s used underwear.



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