Stitches is a classic number that one can resonate especially in a heartbreak. In the surreal voice of Shawn Mendes, Stitches makes a mark. It is that song that hits all the right chords of a broken heart. This song has an authentic feel embedded right at its core. That feeling is natural and there for a sound reason. Shawn Mendes had just gone through heartbreak when he recorded this song. That time was really hard for him. Well, this song became a hit due to its originality. This was a silver ray of hope for Shawn to get things back on track.
This song is the part of Shawn’s debut album named Handwritten (2015). It was first released on iTunes through Island Records in the March of 2015. Later the song was released on YouTube on June 25 2015 along with a stunning music video. It now stands with a staggering over 1.3 billion views. The song ultimately became a success. In fact, it was yet another breakthrough for Shawn Mendes. Stitches went on to become one of the most celebrated songs of 2015. This song was beautifully written by Teddy Geiger, Danny Parker, and Daniel Kyriakides. Shawn Mendes recorded this song in the year 2014.
This song allowed him to express his feelings and state in the most beautiful way. Now, let us shed light on the commercial performance of Stitches.
How to Download Shawn Mendes – Stitches
You can download Stiches from Amazon Music or Apple Music. Click on the Download button below this review. Check out also another hit song by Shawn – Treat You Better that comes from his second album Illuminate (2016).
The Song Review
Stitches – Commercial & Critical Performance
The song was a massive commercial success. Stitches led to the debut of Shawn Mendes on the Billboard Airplay Chart. On the other hand, the song took the very No. 1 spot on the Mainstream Top 40 Chart in the June of 2015. This was just the beginning of this song’s phenomenal success. For Shawn Mendes, stitches went on to become his first-ever song in the Top 10 Singles on the US Billboard Hot 100. It took the fourth spot.
Not just that. This song was in the Top 10 in Shawn’s homeland, Canada. Next, this song became the most added hit number on the Canadian Contemporary Hit Radio in the June of 2015. All this chart success speaks volumes about the immense potential of this song.
This song received seven Platinum certifications by the RIAA in the USA. It was certified three times Platinum by the BPI (British Phonographic Industry). On the other hand, this song received gold and four times platinum certification from Mexico.
Stitches received favorably positive reviews from critics. The New York Times referred to the song as “The 14th Best Song of the Year”.
Music Video & Composition
The song’s music video is literally epic! The music video is set in a parking garage. It features Ivy Matheson and Shawn Mendes. The music video begins with Shawn driving his car into a parking lot. He comes out of the car and starts to sing the song. After that, an invisible begins to hit him. The video ends with Shawn in the bathroom.
About its composition, this song is a pop ballad.