UPDATE // AUGUST 17: Shawn Mendes premiered his new song "Mercy" late Wednesday night. Listen below:
EARLIER // AUGUST 11:
Lord have mercy.
Keep in mind Shawn Mendes is 17-years-old when you oogle over his new shirtless photos promoting the next release titled "Mercy" out Thursday, August 18 off his forthcoming album Illuminate. Makes sense, considering the "Stitches" singer is a recent signee with Wilhelmina Models.
Like the male pop stars before him, Mendes is taking notes - sex sells - showing skin helped catapult Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber and Nick Jonas' careers to the next level, and it appears Mendes is ready for that next step. Just don't grow up too fast, kid.
Listen to a preview of the youngster humming the tune below along with a series of his latest suave snaps:
Illuminate drops September 23.