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Shawn Mendes’ ‘Life Of The Party’: Pregame Now With The Official Lyrics

YouTube sensation will release his first original song at midnight.

YouTube sensation Shawn Mendes has already gotten serious attention for his unique covers of hit songs on YouTube and Vine — covering everyone from Justin Bieber to Ed Sheeran — but now he’s ready to bring his fans an original song.

The 15-year-old Toronto native already has nearly 1.2 million fans onTwitter and is a top-followed musician on Vine — where he posts 6-second acoustic sessions covering popular acts. Earlier this year, Mendes caught attention and inked a deal with Universal Music Group subsidiary Island Records, and he’s even set to go on tour with Austin Mahone this summer.

At midnight, fans will get their first taste of what Mendes really has to offer with the release of his first original single, “Life of the Party.”

“It feels amazing. I’m so excited,” Mendes says. “I was always doing covers of other people’s songs, which know people like. But, I’m so nervous to see what my fans reactions are going to be.”

Although he’s written three new original songs for his upcoming EP, “Life of the Party” came from two writers in New York City.

“It felt really weird singing over someone else’s song when it wasn’t my own,” Mendes explains. But after listening to the track, he realized it was meant to be.

“It’s about being happy with yourself as an individual,” Mendes says. “There’s one line, ‘We don’t have to be ordinary,’ it really connected with me. Being 15 years old, there’s a ton of trouble figuring out who you want to be. But, you don’t have to be like a certain person. Just have pride in yourself as an individual.”

MTV News got an exclusive look at the anthem’s lyrics. Check them out below:

Life Of The Party

I love it when you just don’t care
I love it when you dance like there’s nobody there
So when it gets hard don’t be afraid
We don’t care what them people say.
I love it when you don’t take no
Love it when you do what you want cause you just said so
Let them all go home, we out late
We don’t care what them people say.

We don’t have to be ordinary
Make your best mistakes
Cause we don’t have the time to be sorry
So baby be the life of the party
I’m telling you to take your shot
It might be scary
Hearts are gonna break
Cause we don’t have the time to be sorry
So baby be the life of the party.

Together we can just let go
Pretending like there’s no one else here that we know
Slow dance, fall in love as a club track plays
We don’t care what them people say

We don’t have to be ordinary
Make your best mistakes
Cause we don’t have the time to be sorry
So baby be the life of the party
I’m telling you to take your shot
It might be scary
Hearts are gonna break
Cause we don’t have the time to be sorry
So baby be the life of the party.

Come out tonight, come out tonight
There’s no one standing in your way
Come out tonight, come out tonight
We don’t care what them people say (x2)

We don’t have to be ordinary
Make your best mistakes
Cause we don’t have the time to be sorry
So baby be the life of the party
I’m telling you to take your shot
It might be scary
Hearts are gonna break
Cause we don’t have the time to be sorry
So baby be the life of the party.

Yeah, yeah, yeah,
Life Of The Party
So don’t let them keep you down
Oh you know you can’t give up
Cause we don’t have the time to be sorry
So baby be the life of the party.