What does Shawn Mendes do when he sitting around the house bored? Break off a little a cappella cover of one of his pal Justin Bieber’s songs, of course.
Mendes posted a 20-second finger-snapping, high-harmony hitting vocal-only take on Justin’s “Peaches” on Tuesday (April 6), casually cruising through the opening verse about the source of his Southern fruit, California sticky-icky and where he likes to take his lady love on their getaways.
The song, from Beiber’s Justice album is a natural pick for Mendes, who previously brought their talents together for the song “Monster” from Shawn’s 2020 album Wonder. Mendes has been keeping busy lately by hopping on the sizzling NFT bandwagon in February, when he became the first major pop star to embrace the trend.
The singer teamed with avatar technology company Genies to create a line of a digital wearables for fans to attach to their own digital avatars, including a guitar, T-shirt, vest, necklace and rings. The digital goods netted Mendes more than $600,000, his team said in a press release, with all proceeds going towards The Shawn Mendes Foundation.
Listen to Mendes’ cover of “Peaches” below.