Shawn Mendes Shares New Single ‘Heartbeat’ From ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ – Rolling Stone

Singer voices titular reptile in upcoming household movie out Oct. 7

As promised, Shawn Mendes has shared his new music “Heartbeat,” the primary single off the soundtrack for his upcoming household movie Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile. Each the film and the soundtrack arrive Oct. 7.

Mendes voices the titular reptile within the film, which additionally stars Javier Bardem, Constance Wu, Brett Gelman and Scoot McNairy and is tailored from the favored youngsters’s guide collection.

“The toughest half although is that if you end up singing for a movie as a substitute of your individual album, you actually should ace the nuances of the emotion behind each lyric and each be aware and match it to how the character will likely be portraying it on display,” Mendes beforehand stated of the position. “That was a studying expertise.”

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is the primary time Mendes has been a part of a characteristic movie solid, however the musical side inspired him to develop his profession exterior of writing and recording albums. The movie’s soundtrack includes a handful of latest Mendes recordings, together with “Prime of the World,” “Carried Away,” “Take a Take a look at Us Now” (with Bardem) and “Rip Up the Recipe” (with Wu).

(The album’s soundtrack, as revealed by Mendes earlier this week, additionally appropriately consists of Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock.”)

“What was actually wonderful was that Lyle as a personality solely sings, so I felt actually comfy enjoying his character,” Mendes stated. “I used to be in a position to do what I do greatest, plus I relate to his story and his character a lot it felt pure. Once I was approached to assist make the music for the variation of such a basic guide, it was a no brainer and simply such a enjoyable departure from what I’m used to.”

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