Shawn Mendes artfully recreates “Lost In Translation” for his playful, captivating “Lost In Japan” video.
Up until now, Shawn Mendes’s video for the songs on his self-titled album have reflected the songs themselves practically exactly. “In My Blood” goes for a prolonged metaphor, while “Nervous” looks (and sounds) like the kind of spirited happiness generally reserved for a Gap commercial.
But on Friday (October 26), the 20-year-old songwriter lastly got to get a little loose with the Sofia Coppola-indebted clip for “Lost In Japan,” possibly the friskiest and loveliest cut of the bunch. Instead of a guy sending a “u up?” DM, as the tune may suggest, Mendes takes on the Bill Murray character fromLost In Translation, forlorn in a Japanese hotel but all of a sudden making a psychological connection with a lady he fulfills by opportunity.