Again in September, John Mayer reincarnate Shawn Mendes tweeted, “Publish Malone is totally 100% the person.” Shawn didn’t elaborate, although actually, he didn’t need to — Publish was transcending one-hit-wonder standing, as he adopted up “Congratulations” with “Rockstar.” In the present day Shawn continued to indicate love towards for Publish when he stopped by BBC Radio 1‘s Reside Lounge and coated “Psycho.” Whereas Publish’s authentic featured 808s, a core aspect in fashionable rap, Shawn’s backing band performed drums and electrical guitar. So between the sunshine instrumentation and his breathy voice, Shawn managed to make an already understated rap anthem sound much more delicate.

Given how Publish Malone approached his upcoming sophomore album, he may effectively recognize how Shawn approached his “Psycho” cowl. Like 2016 predecessor Stoney, Beerbongs And Bentleys options a few of right now’s greatest rap stars, from Nicki Minaj to Swae Lee, G-Eazy and YG. However his final aim was to push the boundaries of what mainstream rap can sound like. “The album is so eclectic,” Publish’s guitarist Andrew Watt mentioned to Uproxx, through the Nashville cease of his Bud Gentle Dive Bar Tour. “The friends on this album are insane. Every thing from hip-hop to various to the acoustic data and slower stuff.”

Whereas nonetheless at BBC Radio 1’s Reside Lounge, Shawn additionally carried out present single and more moderen Scorching 100 hit “In My Blood.” Watch a snippet of his efficiency beneath.

Learn our assessment of Publish Malone’s Nashville cease for Bud Gentle’s Dive Bar Tour right here.

Beerbongs And Bentleys is out four/29 by way of Republic Information. Pre-order it right here.

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