Over the years, Shawn Mendes has captured the hearts of his fans with his hit songs, incredible talent, and charming looks. In 2014, the singer-songwriter came out with his first album, Handwritten, and in 2015 he signed with Island Records, where he was able to take his career to new heights. You may recognize some infamous titles such as “Treat You Better” and “Stitches,” where he shows his fans his vulnerability. On October 2nd, Mendes was especially vulnerable when he released his new song, “Wonder.”
When the song was released, Shawn’s fans immediately ran to the internet to show their excitement about the release of the song. “Wonder” is the first song and title of his new album, which is set for release in December 2020. When asked about the inspiration behind this piece, he mentioned that his girlfriend, Camila Cabello, played a big role in the message of this very personal song. Rumors about their relationship first started in 2015 when they were photographed together at the 2015 Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. It was not until 2018 that the two artists released a steamy music video for their hit song, “Senorita.”
Shawn stated how he was so focused on being strong for Camila in the beginning of their relationship that he lost sight of how his pride was detrimental to their dynamic. It is in this song that he questions whether he is being honest and vulnerable enough with Camila. Additionally, Shawn wants to emphasize the fact that displaying his emotions does not make him less of a man and how opening up to her is easy considering how much he loves her.
Along with being Shawn’s inspiration for this song, Camila was a driving force behind the singer’s dedication to this new album. Shawn made sure to highlight how Camila pushed him to not give up on this album during the midst of the pandemic. It is incredible to watch the infamous singer be vulnerable with his fans once again and not lose sight of what is important to him.