Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber have released their new song “Monster” and the song is eerily prophetic in light of the Carl Lentz scandal. Shawn Mendes is known for his Christian upbringing and Justin Bieber is one of the most vocal Christian artists out there. The song “Monster” is powerful and sees both Shawn and Justin reflect upon the insane pressure to remain perfect that is placed on them as former teen idols. Shawn Mendes is 22-years-old and Justin Bieber is 26-years-old. The two entered adulthood fighting against criticism and attacks from those who used social media to harass and berate them on a daily basis.
Shawn Mendes lived with attacks on his sexuality on a near-daily basis and Justin Bieber had the misfortune of being a teen idol who was vilified on a world-scale when his failings and mistakes were tabloid news. The two co-wrote the song with others and it is a reflection of fame, expectations, and how quickly people can turn on their idols when they fall from grace.
The song is unbelievably accurate not only for Shawn and Justin but for how former followers of disgraced pastor Carl Lentz will view him in light of his recent scandal.
A portion of “Monster’s” lyrics are as follows.
But what if I, what if I trip?What if I, what if I fall?Then am I the monster?Just let me knowAnd what if I, what if I sin?And what if I, what if I break? YeahThen am I the monster? YeahJust let me know, yeah
Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber held a live-streaming premiere for “Monster’s” release. You may see that video below.
You may watch the popular video for Shawn Mendes’ and Justin Bieber’s new song “Monster” below.
Ironically, it was Carl Lentz who helped Justin Bieber through his own scandals and pitfalls. He was at Hailey’s and Justin’s wedding and has been a mentor to the Grammy-winning singer.
Will Justin now be there for Carl Lentz after his recent moral failings or will Carl become the “monster”?
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