Director Anthony Mandler created a literal stage to celebrate and honor the young, diverse and talented amongst us. 30 different inspiring young people ranging from activists, painters, dancers, gun violence survivors, musical prodigies and many more are highlighted in the clip against a stunning New York City backdrop. Both Mendes and Khalid also appear in the video.
“For the ‘Youth’ video, we wanted to make something that would highlight and empower young people, by giving the stage to a group of extraordinary kids,” Mendes said. “Khalid and I wanted them to be the focus of the video, and to give them a platform, in the hope that it can inspire other young people to pursue what they love and use their voice.”
The music video for “Youth” comes just days after premiering his Lost In Translation-inpsired video for “Lost In Japan.” Speaking of which, the 20-year-old Canadian shared a behind-the-scenes clip for it. If you want to see Mendes showering in front of a production crew, you can see it below along with the “Youth” visual.
Shawn Mendes ft. Khlaid ‘Youth’ Music Video
Shawn Mendes ‘Lost In Japan’ Behind The Scenes