AceShowbiz - Shawn Mendes is finally back with new music. The Canadian heartthrob unveiled two new tracks off his forthcoming third studio album, which still doesn't have a title yet, on March 22. The title of the songs are "In My Blood" and "Lost in Japan".
The first track, "In My Blood", finds Shawn singing about his battle with anxiety and loneliness. "Help me, it's like the walls are caving in/ Sometimes I feel like giving up/ No medicine is strong enough/ Someone help me," he sings. "I'm crawling in my skin/ Sometimes I feel like giving up/ But I just can't."
Shawn wrote the first track with his frequent collaborator Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris and Geoff Warburton. In an interview with Zane Lowe of Beats 1, he opened up about how the song details his experiences with anxiety.
"It was kind of something that hit me last year. Growing up. I was a pretty calm kid," he said. "I knew people who suffered from anxiety, found it kind of hard to understand, and then when it hits you, you're like, 'Oh my God, what is this? This is crazy.' That song is complete truth and the best thing about it is, it's not all down. The whole reason I wrote this song was to be like, at the end, 'It's not in my blood to do that.' "
Meanwhile, "Lost in Japan" was unveiled just hours after the release of "In My Blood". Unlike the first song, this track features the 19-year-old singer-songwriter spitting lines about his desire to visit his lover who lives in polar opposite of the world.
"All it'd take is one flight/ We'd be in the same time zone/ Looking through your timeline/ Seeing all the rainbows, I," he sings over the bass sound. "I got an idea/ And I know that it sounds crazy/ I just wanna see ya."
Shawn's third studio album will be a follow-up to his 2016 effort "Illuminate".