Shawn Mendes shook the internet with the midnight release of his single “In My Blood.” The track will serve as the lead single for Mendes’ third studio album.
Shawn revealed “In My Blood” was inspired by a Kings of Leon sound and he worked with his “Nothing Holding Me Back” writing team for the track. Although, there has been no word on an official release date for the album, it is expected later this year.
In an interview, Mendes said that he wrote the songs for his third album, i.e. “In My Blood,” with the intention of sounding more honest and rock-oriented. “I was like, I want to make a Kings of Leon record – I want to go more rock,” Mendes said. “The only way we’re going to step up … and get better … is if it’s more honest. LikSe, how raw can we get?”
“In My Blood” is a slightly different sound from the singer-songwriter. “Laying on the bathroom floor, feeling nothing/ I’m overwhelmed and insecure, give me something,” Mendes sings softly in the single’s intro.
Mendes’ sophomore album, Illuminate, was released in September 2016 and debuted at Number One.
Check out “In My Blood” below: