Shawn Mendes releasing new original song from ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ soundtrackShawn Mendes releasing new original song from ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ soundtrack
Shawn Mendes doesn’t just voice the title character in the upcoming movie Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile — he’s also written and recorded some new songs for the soundtrack.
Shawn revealed the soundtrack details on Instagram and announced that a new original song he wrote for the project, “Heartbeat,” will be out September 30. The soundtrack’s available now for preordering/presaving.
It’s not clear what other songs Shawn had a hand in writing, but he does perform on five tracks. In addition to “Heartbeat,” he also sings a track called “Carried Away,” and duets with co-star Javier Bardem on “Take a Look at Us Now” and with co-star Constance Wu on “Rip Up the Recipe.”
The other writers on the soundtrack are Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the Oscar- and Tony-winning duo who brought you the tunes in La La Land, The Greatest Showman and Dear Evan Hansen. Classics including Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock” — of course — plus Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke,” The Gap Band’s “Steppin’ Out” and Pete Rodriguez‘s “I Like It Like That” round out the album.
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