Saturday, April 13, 2024

Pop Off: Shawn Mendes Lacks Impulse Control, Exploits NYC Air Quality and Canada Fire To Market Spur of the Moment Song


Pop star Shawn Mendes showed a lack of impulse control yesterday. His record label and manager must be quite alarmed.

Mendes dropped a new song onto social media that he literally wrote yesterday. He was obviously inspired by the orange haze over New York caused by the Canadian wildfires. The song is called “What the Hell Are We Dying For?” And Mendes used a picture of the city blanketed in the haze — which is having serious health and environment repercussions — as the image for the song.

I guess Shawn has never heard the expression, “Too early?”

He wrote on Twitter: “Started writing this song yesterday morning with my friends in upstate Newyork & finished it only a few hours ago..felt so important to me to share with you guys in real time”
Let’s be understanding. If you were 24 right now, you’ve had three years of the scare of a killing virus, lockdown, wearing masks, and this week’s air smelling and tasting like chemicals. No generation has ever gone through this before.
Still, again, maybe this is why you should wait and consider spur of the moment ideas.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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