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'What The Hell Are We Dying For' by Shawn Mendes: A reflection on life.


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Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes is a highly talented singer-songwriter from Canada who's currently based in the US. His songs are mainly pop, and he is well known for his chartbusters like 'Stitches' and 'Senorita'.


'What The Hell Are We Dying For' is a thought-provoking and introspective song hiding under the garb of a simple ballad. This ballad encourages you to ponder over the deeper meaning of love and life, whilst also pushing you the urgency to think about our planet and its current environmental crisis.


Mendes' acoustic guitar sets the pensive and sombre tone of the song and makes it feel heartfelt and genuine. The lyrics of this song ask the listeners existential questions about the human desire for meaning and purpose while exploring themes of the concept of life, love, and what legacy we wish to leave behind for the generations to come.


Shawn's unadulterated vocals sound passionate, it exudes vulnerability and effortlessly conveys the introspective mood and message of the song. Compared to Mendes' previous songs, one can see the growth that he has made in this song. The album art is where the environmental message ties in, even though there is an uproar about the album art, there couldn't have been a better album art for this song. You must listen to this song by Mendes if you want to be moved!


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