Shawn Mendes discusses his public breakup with singer Camila Cabello in his new single, “When You’re Gone”.
Mendes called the song a fast-paced therapeutic tune and said it was about “the essence of processing a breakup and what it is and the memories and all these feelings that start to flow.”
She added: “I think after the breakup happened I realized how much of me was protected by this person and that I had to be able to protect that part of me too. And it was a huge moment, and I think you really can’t see that. That weakness is a vulnerable point that you need to nurture and love until it’s exposed.”
Mendes and Camila Cabello announced the end of their three-year relationship in November 2021 on Instagram.
While releasing music is always stressful for the 23-year-old, he said he was glad fans were hooked on the track released Thursday by Island Records, part of Universal Music Group.
In June, Mendes will embark on his “Wonder: The World Tour” tour in Portland, Oregon. The Canadian says touring is the creative life force that fuels the part of him that is capable of creating music and making art, something he demonstrated in his music video for “When You’re Gone.”
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