Shawn Mendes will release the original song from the movie “Lyle, Lyle Crocodile”

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Shawn Mendes announced that he will be releasing an original song for the film’s soundtrack Lyle, Lyle Crocodile next week.

The Canadian pop sensation appears in the upcoming film, which is due out October 7, providing the voice of Lyle’s character. The likes of Javier Bardem, Constance Wu and Brett Gelman will also star in the film.

Whereas share the soundtrack tracklist on Instagram, Mendes announced that one of his tracks will arrive next Friday (September 30), a week before the full album. He described “Heartbeat”, the track in question, as “an original song that I wrote in the movie”.

Mendes is also credited as a performer on seven other songs from the OST, with him teaming up with Bardem on “Take A Look At Us Now” and a cover of that track, and with Wu on “Rip Up The Recipe” . Elsewhere, the soundtrack features guest appearances by Stevie Wonder on “Sir Duke” and Elton John on “Crocodile Rock”, while some of the original songs on the record were written by the songwriting team behind The greatest showman.

According an official synopsis, Lyle, Lyle Crocodile is based on the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber and brings the story to life through a live-action/CGI musical. “When the Primm family (Constance Wu, Scoot McNairy, Winslow Fegley) moves to New York, their young son Josh struggles to adjust to his new school and new friends,” it read.

“That all changes when he discovers Lyle – a singing crocodile (Shawn Mendes) who loves baths, caviar and good music – living in the attic of his new home. The two quickly become friends, but when the existence of Lyle is threatened by evil neighbor Mr. Grumps (Brett Gelman), the Primms must unite with Lyle’s charismatic owner, Hector P. Valenti (Javier Bardem), to show the world that family can come from the darkest places. unexpected and there’s nothing wrong with a big singing crocodile with an even bigger personality.

Earlier this month (September 15), Mendes launched the “Wonder of Music” program in his hometown of Toronto, with funding from the Shawn Mendes Foundation. The program, for which a $1 million commitment has been made, will provide music therapy and education at the Hospital for Sick Children, known citywide as SickKids.

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Lyle, Lyle Crocodile List of OST tracks:

Shawn Mendes – “Top of the World”
Pete Rodriguez – “I Like It That Way”
Javier Bardem & Shawn Mendes – “Watch Us Now”
Shawn Mendes – “Heartbeat”
Claire Rosinkranz – “Goodbye Goodbye”
Stevie Wonder – “Mister Duke”
Shawn Mendes and Constance Wu – “Rip the Recipe”
Anthony Ramos – “We Did It”
The Gap Band – “Get Out”
Javier Bardem & Shawn Mendes – “Take a Look at Us Now (Reprise)”
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band – “Express Yourself”
Shawn Mendes – “Take a Look at Us Now (Lyle Reprise)”
Shawn Mendes – “Carried Away”
Shawn Mendes – “Take a Look at Us Now (Finale)”
Elton John – “Crocodile Rock”

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