In revisiting the pop community, much hype has been bestowed to a 16-year-old Canadian artist who broke the record for youngest artist to debut in the top 25 of the Billboard Hot 100. Brought to the world’s attention through his successful Vine covers, Shawn Mendes and his debut album Handwritten promises to bolster his 6.5-second skills with a full-length production. Let’s hop in and see how those skills translate! Afterwards, some general thoughts on the impact of ‘age’ in music. From child prodigies to latent talents, can we quantify the effects that passing years have on artists’ abilities?
Next week’s review:
The Magic Whip by Blur