After teasing new music all week, Shawn Mendes finally dropped his new single “In My Blood” on Thursday morning and lived up to the hype. The first single from Mendes’ upcoming third studio album, “In My Blood” is a pop rock track that has the 19-year-old singer sounding all grown up.
Singing about dealing with his demons, Mendes opens up in his new track like never before. Showing a vulnerability fans aren’t used to hearing from the young singer, Mendes writes about feelings of depression, loneliness, and disillusionment. Turning to alcohol and sex to ease the pain, Mendes questions whether he’ll ever truly feel better, ending the song with a positive message of asking for help, singing “I need somebody now / Somebody to help me out.” It’s a song that will surely resonate with Mendes huge fan base, which spreads beyond his native Canada to make him an international superstar.
Mendes posted about the song on his Intagram account Wednesday night, calling it the “closest song to my heart that I’ve ever written.”
In addition to teasing the date of March 22 as the release date of “In My Blood,” Mendes has also been teasing March 23, which could mean he’s ready to announce his new album and possibly a release date on Friday. Fingers crossed.
The new single “In My Blood” has already racked up almost 1.3 million views on YouTube in less than 12 hours, which means the Canadian singer likely has another “Mercy” hit on his hands.
Mendes is currently up for two JUNO Awards this Sunday, including Fan Choice and Single of the Year for “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back.” You can catch Mendes starring as an advisor for Team Alicia Keys on The Voice on Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.