Shawn Mendes Got Real About His Favorite Instagram Accounts
While some people might be worried about the ratio of followers to people they follow, Shawn Mendes sees it differently: “You can’t follow too many Instagram accounts.”
So what does Shawn consider a must-follow account? Teen Vogue caught up with the singer-songwriter ahead of the release of Shawn Mendes: The Album on May 25, and he happily spilled which accounts catch his eye. Some of the accounts, like @Speto, have a personal connection. Shawn told us he met the Brazilian artist while at OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder’s studio and the two immediately hit it off. Speto’s secret talent also connected with Shawn: “I was like, ‘oh, do you play guitar, man?’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, I play a little bit of guitar,” and then he picked up a guitar and started shredding like a professional,” the musician remembers.
Other accounts on his must-follow list? @DoSomething, the organization that helped bring the Notes from Shawn initiative to life; @Mr.BWhit, whose travel photography is awe-inspiring enough that Shawn wants to visit every location he posts; and @DAngelicoNY, the company that made his current favorite guitar. (It’s one of only two in the world.) You don’t need to know how to play the guitar to double-tap, so from this point on, please consider Instagram our musical instrument of choice.
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