Earlier this year, Shawn Mendes decided to instill my faith in the music industry when he released one of my favorite songs of 2018, “Lost in Japan”. If you haven’t heard it, I don’t know why you wouldn’t have, I’ve linked it below so you can understand why my take is right.
Now, before I start this very serious post about this very serious take, I will say that I’ve put every Grammy “possible” because there are clearly limitations as to what categories would be applicable to him. However, I do believe it should win for “Album of the Year”, “Record of the Year”, “Song of the Year” “Best Pop Solo Performance” and the list goes on and on. In fact, we should give Shawn Mendes the, “Best Artist That’s Been Known for a Couple of Years but this Single Would Just So Good” Grammy.
With all of that being said, “Lost in Japan” single handedly saved the music industry and should be recognized as such. The song is fun, energetic, beautiful and reminds me of everything we liked about Justin Timberlake before he annoyed us all with “Can’t Stop the Feeling”.
Tell me I’m wrong.
Then there’s the video! The music video pays homage to the Bill Murray film, “Lost In Translation” and does it oh so well. Thank you so much to liabilit on tumblr for providing everyone with these side by side comparisons.
So? Have I swayed you? Do you now see where I’m coming from? I’m sure you do and I can’t wait to check in with all of you in a couple of months, when the recording academy decides to stop playing games.
I’ll see you all during Oscars’ season so I can give you my take on why Years and Years’ short film “Palo Santo” should win “Best Picture”!