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Shawn Mendes’ pop appeal blossoms in Houston Updated 12:35 am CDT, Friday, July 26, 2019 It’s very, very easy to like Shawn Mendes. His songs are beautifully produced. His voice



Shawn Mendes’ pop appeal blossoms in Houston

Updated 12:35 am CDT, Friday, July 26, 2019

It’s very, very easy to like Shawn Mendes. His songs are beautifully produced. His voice lapses effortlessly into a falsetto. He’s steered clear of scandal. And he seems like a genuinely nice guy.

Those elements were in play Thursday night at Toyota Center and have made Mendes one of pop music’s most effervescent stars. He’s all over radio with a pair of hits: “If I Can’t Have You” and the Camila Cabello duet “Señorita.” Both are currently in Billboard’s top 20.

But he’s also edged things up visually, just enough to make it seem like a big change. At 20, Mendes still can’t legally drink. But his look has matured. A tousled flop of hair, a sleeveless shirt showing off tattoos and chiseled arms, a pair of dangerously tight jeans. Earlier this year, his series of Calvin Klein underwear ads went viral.

Mendes has released three albums and got his start posting videos on Vine, the defunct app that allowed users to upload six-second clips. But for all the look-at-me clowns social media has produced, Mendes has the modest charisma and x-factor of a real star.

He was joined onstage by a four-piece band and frequently switched between guitars. The first series of songs – “Lost in Japan,” “There’s Nothin’ Holdin’ Me Back,” “Nervous,” “Stitches – were all well-known to fans. He confessed early that Houston might be the loudest crowd to date. It’s a well-worn device but still elicited the expected reaction.

Mendes was spotted Wednesday afternoon at Thoroughgood, the coffee shop in The Heights owned by Rudy Rasmus, Beyoncé’s spiritual advisor and senior pastor at St. John’s Church. No screams, just tea.

He included snippets of “Señorita” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” duets with Cabello. The crowd, from wide-eyed young fans to bemused parents, seemed to know every word of every song.

Several songs were performed on a smaller stage near the back of the venue, anchored by a giant rose that changed colors. It mirrored his 2018 album artwork. Merch stands were selling a handheld version for $20 that changed colors to the music and filled the venue.

“Life of the Party,” Mendes’ first hit, was a sweet, understated highlight. He had a John Mayer moment during “Ruin.” And he brought the energy up and back to the main stage with “Treat You Better.”

Mendes was smart to pepper his biggest hits throughout the set and not just stuff them into the final stretch. It set a great tone for the show. He could still do with a bit more dirt in his sound. But Mendes is clearly a young, focused talent with a huge amount of potential.

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