Meet Shawn Mendes, the Canadian teenager who parlayed six-second Vine covers into a full-blown pop career.
Earlier this year, he released a series of romantic music videos to promote his debut album, Handwritten — including one for the record’s standout track, “Stitches.”
The clip has racked up over 9 million views since it was published in March, but Shawn felt the song deserved a video of its own, and so the worldwide trending topic #NewStitchesVideo was born.
In the new video, premiering exclusively on BuzzFeed Music, Shawn gets bruised and bloodied by a broken heart.
Once the hits start coming, they don’t stop.
It’s hard to watch him ~bleed until he can’t breathe~.
But ~like a moth drawn to a flame~, he just can’t seem to resist the pain.
Feeling brave? Watch the emotional video in full now.
Shawn Mendes' album Handwritten is available on iTunes now.