Ahead of his second appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend, the 20-year-old Canadian releases a brand new single. If you like his previous stuff, you’ll love this as well. It’s very Shawn Mendes. He co-wrote “If I Can’t Have You” alongside his frequent collaborators Scott Harris, Teddy Geiger and Nate Mercreau.
Speaking to Apple Music’s Beats 1, Mendes told Zane Low, “it’s a confident pop record and it’s clearly that for me.” He continued, “I’m going through this phase right now where I’m testing out all the styles I can possibly be doing. Pop is what’s in my blood — no pun intended. In the last six months I wrote about 45 songs and they’re all over the place and different vibes. This is the one consistently every time I played for myself and for friends and family was giving people that smile.”
Check out the accompanying black and white visual below.
Shawn Mendes ‘If I Can’t Have You’ Music Video