Shawn Mendes Kicks Off A New Era With His Sweeping “In My Blood”

Mike Nied | March 22, 2018 2:14 am

Shawn Mendes made true on his promise to roll out a taste of new music this week. After announcing the upcoming release via a collaboration with Spotify, the 19-year-old unveiled his earnest new single, “In My Blood” today (March 22). Unsurprisingly, it sounds like another sure-fire smash. After one listen it is easy to see why the hitmaker described his latest as “the closest song to my heart” in a post on social media. The sweeping anthem offers an intimate glimpse into his deepest thoughts.

“Help me. It’s like the walls are caving in. Sometimes I feel like giving up, but I just can’t. It isn’t in my blood,” he croons over acoustic strings on the opening lines. His voice resonates with strength as the production picks up and he moves into the chorus. Here, Shawn incorporates a pop/rock instrumental that is sure to find plenty of love on radio. With lyrics about battling insecurities and loneliness, the track is incredibly relatable. However, instead of buckling under the pressure, the superstar presents his resilience. In all, it is a moving and inspiring track and a wonderful taste of things to come.

“In My Blood” appears to be the lead single for Shawn’s forthcoming third LP. We don’t know much about the project yet, but he has teased its release several times lately. Based on our first impressions, it seems likely he will have another chart-topper on his hands. Keep an eye peeled for a mysterious second song dropping tomorrow (March 23). Until then, give Shawn’s latest a spin below!

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