On the eve of the U.S. midterm elections, Shawn Mendes and Khalid have released the video for “Youth,” which highlights trailblazing young people.
After dropping off “Lost in Japan” last week, Shawn Mendes is already back with a stunning new visual. This time, he and Khalid joined forces on the eve of the U.S. midterm elections to launch a video for “Youth” that’s everything about the power youths have to make modification. (Simply put, let this work as your most current pointer to go vote!)
The nearly eight-minute video opens with slow-mo video footage of a handgun crashing to the ground, then flashes between scenes from this year’s March For Our Lives rally. At one point, Parkland activist David Hogg delivers a line that completely sets the tone: “If you listen real close, you can hear the individuals in power shaking.”
Throughout the remainder of the video, Shawn and Khalid appear as small gamers behind numerous trailblazing kids flaunting their talents, which range from dancing and directing to painting and playing basketball. It’s emotional, impactful, and a timely call to action that, as Shawn and Khalid shared on Twitter, “our youth is our strength, our vote is our voice.”