This morning, Austin Mahone blessed the world with his new video for “Shadow,” a fan-favorite bonus track off of his recently released EP, The Secret. As if “generally existing” wasn’t enough to satisfy the Mahomies! That Austin Mahone — so giving.
In the clip, the “MMM Yeah” singer wanders through the streets of London, taking in the sights before whipping out his guitar for some vulnerable crooning. “Only my shadow knows how I feel about you/ Only my shadow goes where I dream of you and me/ Should I go or wait?/ Is it too soon, too late?/ Only my shadow knows.”
It’s a simple yet touching video that Austin’s fans will surely love. Even the average pop listener who is well into his mid-20s will have a hard time shaking that gripping rise on “Only my shadoooow knoooows” out of their emotional core for days to come. Just me? Whatever, no shame.
OK, enough with the feelings — it’s time to talk business. Billboard is already predicting that The Secret will sell around 45,000 to 50,000 in its first week out of the gate, nabbing Austin a respectable No. 3 debut after Coldplay’s Ghost Stories and Mariah Carey’s Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse.
Is the titular “secret” that Austin’s release is gonna do really well? Because I think I just figured it out.