The Canadian singer/songwriter shows off his developing artistry on the new upbeat track which serves as a treat to his fans before 'Illuminate' tour.
As promised, Shawn Mendes released a new single titled "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" on Thursday, April 20. It looks like he wants to treat fans to new song before he hits the road for his upcoming tour. The track clearly shows the young heartthrob's musical development as its funky beat is very different from his previous emotional hit songs like "Mercy", "Stitches" and "Treat You Better".
With a smooth and raspy vocal, Shawn serenades his dream girl, "Oh, I've been shaking/ I love you when you go crazy/ You take all my inhibitions/ Baby, there's nothing holding me back/ You take me places that tear up my reputation/ Manipulate my decisions/ Baby, there's nothing holding me back/ There's nothing holding me back."
The 18-year-old singer recently said of "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" in a statement, "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'. I can't wait to perform it on the tour, and for everyone to hear it. It's equal parts what is amazing about this album, and what I'm so excited for about the music I have coming up next."
Shawn is currently gearing up for his "Illuminate World Tour" which will kick off in Glasgow, Scotland on April 27. He plans to prepare the materials for his next album during the tour. He said, "We're trying to plan everything so that there's time to make music, too. I'll be writing and recording a lot on the road. I want to make sure I have a good amount of time to create the next album."