But today, we’re premiering a new, never-before-heard cut from the Disney star-turned-vocalist that’s pure pop, in the best way. Listen to Mendler’s new track, “Forgot To Laugh,” after the jump. (Seriously, do it — it’s amazing.)
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“Forgot To Laugh” is a shiny, guitar-driven pop-rock anthem, loaded with witty metaphors that would give Taylor Swift a run for her money. “When I read your face, it’s like a screen door / I can see right through, your heart’s a window,” Mendler sings over a lightly strummed guitar, before a skittering backbeat leads into a monster chorus.
“If you drive away, hope you get a flat tire, get stranded / if it’s goodbye today, know you’re leaving here empty-handed / ’cause I got my own life and you’re just a punchline / if you go, you’re a joke, I forgot to laugh,” she sings. The sharp songcraft is all the more impressive given that Mendler co-wrote the track herself.