Music Notes

Shawn Mendes Covers Drake's 'Fake Love' And Turns It Into A Soulful Ballad

A unique take you have to hear.

Shawn Mendes is no stranger to covering songs by other artists. Earlier this year, he joined James Corden for a riff-off pitting today's biggest hits against songs from the '90s. He's also down to put an unconventional spin on some of our favorite tunes, even if it's not exactly serious — like when he joined Jimmy Fallon to bring viewers' creative #FallSongs to life.

So it's no surprise that he turned up to the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge this week with an amazing Drake cover up his sleeve. The Lounge has been the site of countless incredible tributes between artists, such as Bruno Mars' stellar rendition on Adele's "All I Ask" just last month. Mendes immediately earned himself a spot in the hall of fame with his unique take on "Fake Love," from Drake's upcoming More Life project.

Mendes, whose sophomore album Illuminate debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, turned the track into a smooth ballad, crooning into the microphone while strumming an electric guitar. The 18-year-old is clearly a Drake fan. He recently snapped a photo with the fellow Canadian at the American Music Awards and captioned it, "True legend!"

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Watch Mendes' full performance in the video below:

(H/T: MTV)

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