Los Angeles, May 28 (PTI) Singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes says his mentor John Mayer is one of the most “intellectual” artistes around and he always has a unique point of view on the happenings in the world. Also Read - Independence Day 2020: In a First, Indian Flag to be Hoisted at the Iconic Niagara Falls on August 15

The 19-year-old singer, who has been a longtime fan of the “Gravity” singer, says he has a great influence on him. Also Read - 'Horror Show': 38 Puppies Found Dead On a Cargo Plane Flying From Ukraine to Canada, Investigation Underway

“He’s one of my really, really good friends. The most incredible thing I learned from (him) is that no matter how much experience you have, you never are done learning; there’s always something to be learned. Also Read - Humans Start Defecating in Open, Toronto Park Puts up 'Be a Good Neighbor, Pick up After Your Human' Signboards

“He’s a bada**. He’s just so smart and intellectual. He has a very interesting view on the world – a view I’ve never heard from anyone else,” Mendes told People magazine.

The “Believes” hitmaker says Mayer, 40, is a collaborative artiste and believes in pushing himself as a musician.

“John will send me new music and ask me what I think. When that happened to me the first time, I was so impressed that he didn’t see himself as a master yet. “He’s always trying to learn and wants to get better; he always wants to grow with the people and not get left behind,” he says.

In April last year, the duo first performed together at Mayer’s concert in Toronto, collaborating on a duet mash-up of Mendes’ “Mercy” and Mayer’s “In Your Atmosphere”.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.