Shawn Mendes may be all about those originals on his most recent record, Handwritten, but that doesn't mean he's forsaking his cover song roots. Case in point: Dude just covered One Direction's new single, "Drag Me Down" -- and he's turned it into kind of a sweet ballad.
Could you GET more stripped down than this? I think not. The "Stitches" singer broke out the acoustic guitar and black-and-white filter to croon 1D's first Zayn-less jam, which is NOT a Zayn Malik diss track (despite Perrie's assertion that it's her song of the summer).
Just let it wash over you dudes, while you re-read Shawn's Artist To Watch profile (for the 1,000th time).