The Borneo Post

Mendes shares new single ‘If I Can’t Have You’

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SHAWN Mendes released a new song ahead of his performanc­e on “Saturday Night Live” on May 4.

“If I Can’t Have You” was written by 20-year-old Mendes, along with Scott Harris, Teddy Geiger and Nate Mercreau.

“I can’t write one song that’s not about you/Can’t drink without thinking about you/ Is it too late to tell you that/ Everything means nothing if I can’t have you?” the singer croons in the chorus of the loverlorn pop song.

Mendes also dropped the accompanyi­ng black-and-white music video, where he paces back and forth in a sparse studio. The camera twists and turns as he moves around the nearly empty space, laying down in a bed before ending up on a treadmill.

In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1, Mendes described his latest single as “a confident pop record.”

“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,” he added.

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. — Shawn Mendes, singer

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