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Shawn Mendes Pours His Heart Out To An Empty Arena In New ‘Ruin’ Video

...while sounding like John Mayer's mini-me

Shawn Mendes’s new video for “Ruin” isn’t quite the emotional tour de force that “Treat You Better” was, but it does hint at a solemn truth: Not even a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden can shield you from heartache.

The gorgeous black-and-white visual finds Shawn taking in the iconic NYC venue, where he’ll play on September 10. Alone in the arena, he lets his voice strain and wears the pain of the bluesy song on his face, pining for that special someone while sounding a hell of a lot like John Mayer.

Shawn’s sold-out show at MSG comes just before he releases his sophomore album, Illuminate, on September 23.