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Shawn Mendes Wanted Something 'Dancier' With New Song 'There's Nothing Holding Me Back'

Shawn Mendes Wanted Something 'Dancier' With New Song 'There's Nothing Holding Me Back'

Shawn Mendes‘ latest single, “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back”, doesn’t sound anything like anything else he’s ever put out — and that was the point.

“I wanted to make something that could play in the clubs,” he revealed in a new interview. “I wanted something people could dance to at parties. I realized I never had that [in my catalog].”

Shawn also opened up about the unexpected element of a guitalele in the track.

[It's] like a baby guitar with nylon strings that sounds like a ukelele,” he says of the instrument. “I went over to my buddy and was like, ‘I’m just going to play this [in the empty space after the chorus]‘. It ended up sounding so badass. It sounds like something you’d hear on an old Justin Timberlake record, right?”

You can definitely expect to hear Shawn playing it at all the festivals this summer too.

“I’m doing a couple festivals this summer so I know that’ll be a good one to play live,” he shared.

Shawn is pictured below, performing at his concert in Manchester, England on Friday (April 28).

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Shawn Mendes Finds His Song Inspiration Almost Everywhere He Goes

Shawn Mendes Finds His Song Inspiration Almost Everywhere He Goes

Most times when singers talk about the inspirations behind their songs, it’s about people.

However, Shawn Mendes writes about small towns he comes across while touring.

“Sometimes it’s nice if you don’t know what to write about, if you just look out the window, and be like okay well I’m looking at this dimly lit street in the middle of a town in England and I have no idea where I am, there you go that’s a story right there,” Shawn told the Elvis Duran Show recently.

He adds, “So my life is kind of something to write about which is so cool.”

Shawn is pictured below, performing to a packed crowd at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland on Thursday night (April 27).

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Singers Shawn Mendes & Charlie Puth Are Actually Workout Buddies

Singers Shawn Mendes & Charlie Puth Are Actually Workout Buddies

It’s no secret that Shawn Mendes and Charlie Puth are seriously hot — and we probably owe all of that to the fact that they are workout buddies.

While promoting his new single, “There’s Nothin’ Holding Me Back”, Shawn dished about him and Charlie working out together and being each others’ cheerleaders when they’re not together at the gym.

“He actually sent me a picture of himself the other day, like a regular photo, but I remember when we were touring on the Jingle Ball tour, he started working out and he’s gotten so much bigger,” Shawn recalled on the Elvis Duran show.

“You’re going to be blown away when you see him. Keep working out, Charlie!”

Shawn adds, to keep Charlie going to the gym: “Charlie, I’m pumped to see you and I’ll see you in a couple months, and if you stop working out, I’ll kill you.”

Shawn Mendes Drops 'There's Nothin' Holding Me Back' Ahead of Illuminate Tour - Lyrics & Stream Here!

Shawn Mendes Drops 'There's Nothin' Holding Me Back' Ahead of Illuminate Tour - Lyrics & Stream Here!

Shawn Mendes just gave his fans an amazing surprise — a brand new song that’s now on his Illuminate deluxe album!

The song is called “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”, and Shawn knew he had to get this song out there before his tour started.

“The minute I wrote this song I knew I wanted to get it out before my tour started, to give fans something new and fresh in addition to everything from Illuminate,” he shared.

Shawn adds, “I can’t wait to perform it on the tour, and for everyone to hear it.”

Listen to the track below!

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Shawn Mendes Is Dropping New Single 'Holdin Me Back' On Friday!

Shawn Mendes Is Dropping New Single 'Holdin Me Back' On Friday!

Shawn Mendes has something coming very very soon!

The 18-year-old “Mercy” hit-maker has taken to his social media platforms and official website to start teasing his brand new single called, “Holdin Me Back,” which is set to drop on Friday (April 21).

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Holdin Me Back” is rumored to serve as the first offering from Shawn‘s upcoming re-release to his hit sophomore album Illuminate, which was released back in September.

If you enjoy Shawn and want to see him live in concert, he is kicking off the Illuminate World Tour later this month and he’ll be on the road until the end of August!


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Shawn Mendes Really Loves Harry Styles Debut Single

Shawn Mendes Really Loves Harry Styles Debut Single

Shawn Mendes is all about his fans during the Camp Izze event in Brooklyn, New York over the weekend.

The “Mercy” singer spent some time with fans just ahead of his performance at the event, where actors Yara Shahidi and Gaten Matarazzo spoke.

While chatting with fans, Shawn was overheard talking about Harry Styles‘s debut solo single, “Sign of the Times.”

“I love it,” Shawn shared. “I didn’t know his voice was that crazy, which is just really, really inspiring.”

We’ll just be over here waiting for a Shawn and Harry collab now.

FYI: Yara is wearing Puma sneakers.

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Shawn Mendes Performs 'Mercy' & 'In Your Atmosphere' Mash-Up With John Mayer (Video)

Shawn Mendes Performs 'Mercy' & 'In Your Atmosphere' Mash-Up With John Mayer (Video)

Shawn Mendes got to perform with one of his idols this week.

The 18-year-old singer joined John Mayer on stage during the latter’s concert on Monday night (April 3) in Toronto, Canada.

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The duo sang a mashup of Shawn‘s hit “Mercy” and John‘s classic, “In Your Atmosphere.”

“The dynamite @shawnmendes joined me in Toronto tonight perform a “Mercy”/”In Your Atmosphere” mashup and it was over the top good. #thesearchforeverything #shawnmendes #bringingbacktheworddynamite,” John later wrote on Instagram.

“Damn. John Mayer is the best. My job is the best. U guys are the best. What an insane night,” Shawn tweeted.

Watch Shawn and John‘s duet below!


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Shawn Mendes Wins & Melts the Crowd at the 2017 Juno Awards

Shawn Mendes Wins & Melts the Crowd at the 2017 Juno Awards

Shawn Mendes won the Fan Choice Award at the 2017 JUNO Awards, the Canadian version of the Grammys.

Backstage, after the show, Shawn dished about what’s inspiring the music he’s writing for the next album (Drake and Rihanna!) and gave an update on what his new tour is going to be like.

“We haven’t even rehearsed a full show yet, everything is in the blueprints right now,” he explained, “but it’s beautiful. It’s going to be stunning and so much fun and so much crowd interaction.”

Fellow Canadians The Weeknd and Alessia Cara also took home trophies!

Alessia actually beat out Shawn for Pop Album of the Year award for her debut Know-It-All. And The Weeknd won R&B/Soul Recording of the Year for his album Starboy.

Shawn and Alessia both performed, separately. Shawn made the crowd go wile with “Mercy” and Alessia rocked “Stay” and “Scars to Your Beautiful.”

Check out the video of Shawn talking backstage about music, his tour and more!

Shawn Mendes Backstage at The 2017 JUNO Awards

Inside, click the gallery to see Shawn and Canadian Mounties on the red carpet at the JUNO Awards

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