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Shawn Mendes Covered One Direction's 'Drag Me Down' And Broke Our Brains And Hearts

No one can drag me down after listening to that.

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).