The time to be silent about injustice, intolerance, and inequality has ended, and Shawn Mendes knows it. On Nov. 5, just one day before the midterm elections, the influential singer released a new music video for his song "Youth." The song serves as an anthem of hope during a time in which fear and division seem much too prominent, and the video upholds that memorandum of inspiration rather well.
In the seven minute music video, Mendes and Khalid, who also lends his calming vocals to the track, sing while a montage of clips show people of all backgrounds, shapes, sizes, colours, and body abilities. There are also snippets from the March For Our Lives rally and parts in which young activists speak against hate and promote unity. You're probably going to have to watch it more than once to fully grasp the significance and greatness of the powerful messages. Although Mendes' recent video release for "Lost in Japan" was amazing, this one might just top it. Watch the full video above for some much-needed motivation.