Shawn Mendes has “no idea” what his new album will sound like.
The 23-year-old singer has just released a new single, ‘When You’re Gone’, but he urged fans not to ‘worry’ about where he will go in the sequel to 2020’s ‘Wonder’ because he just doesn’t know until he starts working, so doesn’t want to offer “false expectations” when talking about the record.
Discussing his upcoming album, he told ‘Entertainment Tonight’: “I think people should just take it as it comes and not worry too much about what it’s gonna be. That’s what I’m trying to do is not get caught up in who I should be and just be excited about who I am right now.
“I have no idea how the music I’ll be making in a month from today is going to sound. I don’t want to create false hope, so take it as it comes and I hope you enjoy it no matter what. I’m definitely trying to do what feels good to me and what feels authentic to me.”
For the video for “When You’re Gone,” Shawn performed the track in front of a crowd of fans, which was “really important” to him after COVID-19 forced such a long hiatus from singing live.
He said, “I just wanted to get back to a place where people felt my musicality. I feel so excited about the tour, and I wanted that same excitement about the tour to come out in this music video for the guys. people.”
The ‘Stitches’ hitmaker is preparing to kick off his ‘Wonder’ world tour and he can’t wait because performing live is one of his favorite things about his career.
He said: “Touring is that half of the picture with my career and what I’m so in love with – it’s touring and making music. When I only have one left, there’s always that feeling of emptiness.
“When I came back on stage, I really felt like that hole was filled in again. It was like, ‘Oh, I forgot that’s really what I live for. That’s something that makes me feel electric. It’s really so special to me.’ I’m just really excited for it to happen again, because I think everyone needs it.”
And Shawn loves the energy and “human experience” of concerts.
He said: “That’s where you feel like you and 10,000 other people are going through something similar at the same time.
“If you ever stand in an arena, you can just feel your energy increase and your heart start beating faster.”