Requested: I have a request where you’re an upcoming singer and you’ve been doing a lot of collaborations on songs like Bea miller, Zedd, And in a livestream someone asks you to sing one of Shawns songs (you can pick) and you out this cool twist to it and it goes viral and Shawn tweets about how he likes your voice and he’d definitely would want to work with you and this cool, friendship between the two of them form. by: @heartattackfandom
Shawn Mendes x Reader
„Hey guys“, you greeted your fans through the screen. “Is everything okay? Can you hear me?” Immediately the comments were flooded, telling you that everything was working.
“Okay good, how are you guys? Long time since my last livestream.”
When you were little you had discovered your love for singing and a few years ago you started doing covers on YouTube. Soon people became aware of you and you did a few collaborations with a few artists like Bea Miller or Zedd and so you already built up a little fanbase, and every once in a while you made livestreams for them, like on this day.
You asked what you should sing and after some Ed Sheeran songs and “Sorry” by Justin Bieber one comment caught your eye. “Treat you better by Shawn Mendes,” it said.
You heard the song many times before so it was no problem for you. While you were singing, you got that idea and you changed the lyrics a little and made a girl version of it. The fans seem to like it.
“Better than she can,” you finished the song. In your opinion, it was the best cover today and your fans loved it too. It was already late and it was a good ending to your livestream so you dismissed yourself from your fans and turned off your laptop. You went to sleep, without a hunch of what tomorrow would bring.
You woke up early in the morning. You got yourself ready and made some breakfast. You sat at the table while checking your phone and you almost spilt your cereals when you saw it. You twitter was exploding with messages. “Omg please collaborate @y/n @shawnmendes” “@y/n this would be so amazing please make it happen! “ “My two faves @y/n @shawnmendes “ “@y/n Shaaaawnnn <3 “. At first, you had no idea what all these people were talking, but soon you understood what was all that about when you saw tweets by Shawn Mendes. A fan posted your treat you better cover and he answered to it. “This is amazing. I love your voice and it would be great to work with you @y/n”
He also had started following you.
You were amazed and extremely happy that he saw it and liked it. His words made you smile and you were proud of yourself, since Shawn was an amazing artist and to hear that he loved your voice was an incredible compliment.
You didn´t know what kind of person Shawn was and you didn´t know if he was being serious about working with you so you texted him. You hadn´t much hope that he would really see it, but after about two hours you got back a message from him.
To your question, if he really would like to work with you, he replied that he definitely wasn´t joking and that he would love to.
From time to time you texted with him, you talked with him about his and your music and how you two could assemble it. He was on tour but he promised you that as soon as he would find time you two would meet to work on something.
After three months you finally found time. You were nervous. Of course, you already did collaborations but you never really wrote a whole song together with one of them, but with Shawn you would.
You met at his little studio in Toronto, where he worked when he was at home and he already waited on the door when you arrived. “It´s great to see you,” he said after he welcomed you with a hug. “I´m glad we finally found some time.”
He went into the next room and you followed him. About 10 guitars hung on the wall and a keyboard and a microphone stood next to a desk on whom his laptop with headphones was placed. The room was decorated with nice lamps and tapestries, who made look everything comfortable.
Shawn took a seat on his chair and you sat opposite from him on the couch. You talked a little but soon he showed you what song he was writing on, or rather which ideas he had for it. He wanted to make it a duet so he needed you to help him.
You spent the whole day writing lyrics and experimenting with melodies on the keyboard.
Shawn and you got along very well, of course you worked hard but there were also a lot of funny moments were you two just laughed about stupid things you said or did, and at the end of the day you had almost half of the song.
The next day was the same. Before midday you drove to Shawn to finish the song. You worked again the whole day and after some more exhausting hours the song was practically finished.
Shawn sat next to you, watching you while you wrote the last line of the lyrics on paper.
“Finished” you smiled at Shawn who looked at you with shining eyes. “We made it,“ he said and raised his hand so you could high-five him.
It were long two days and you were tired (believe it or not, songwriting is exhausting) but you felt so proud and happy, you didn´t mind.
“Thank you so much for your collaboration. The song wouldn´t be as good as it is now without you. We´re a good team” Shawn said while he put the food, which he ordered to celebrate your work, on the table. “Yes we are. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to work with you.” You smiled and helped him packing out the Chinese boxes. It was summer so you two sat outside on the patio, enjoying your food and talking. You told him about your family and how excited your mother was when she heard that you would make a song with him and how your brother told her she was totally overreacting because he didn´t know Shawn. “No offence, but he´s into a different kind of music. He didn´t even like the songs I wrote …” “But they´re great!” he said, referring to some ideas about songs you showed him earlier. “You think so?” “Yes, I do. They aren´t perfect but they are a very good start and you have talent. You showed that today and yesterday.” You weren´t sure about that. You had a few songs, but you aren´t really content with it so you never published them but you had to promise Shawn that you will write more and that he will be the first one to hear when you have something.
Shawn told you about his family and his career as well. He told you funny stories about him and his friends when they were younger, and you almost spit out your food because you couldn´t stop laughing, and Shawn wasn´t doing much better.
“Man I miss them.” He said with a sad smile after you two calmed down. “Don´t you see them anymore? “ He shrugged. “Rarely. They are all at colleges and I´m barely at home so it´s hard.” You looked at him. “At least you have real friends, which is more than you can say for me.”
So you told him about your bad experiences with your “friends” and the conversation turned into a different direction, but you didn´t mind. Of course, you like to hear funny stories, but who doesn´t love deep conversations about life and discuss your problems with a good friend, sitting outside till midnight?
This was when you realised that you really found a friend in Shawn. He wasn´t the ´famous guy you work with´ anymore, he was Shawn, a person you knew already after two days so well like none of your other workmates. Quasi overnight you two turned into close friends and you loved that you finally found someone you could open up again. You were sure, this wasn´t the last song you wrote together with him.