Shawn Mendes drops new single 'If I can't have you'
The suspense had been building up for an entire week, with Mendes uploading his dreamy, pastel cover art and multiple videos of him signing new merchandise for the song.
New Music Friday got a whole lot more exciting!
The "Stitches" singer dropped his thirteenth solo single "If I can't have you" earlier on Friday. He recently stopped by the Elvis Duran Show to promote “If I Can’t Have You” on Thursday morning (May 1) in New York City. He also shared the pastel-colored cover art and a link to an online store selling the track on CD, vinyl, and cassette. "If I Can't Have You" is expected to be the lead single in the singer's upcoming fourth album.
The release of the new single also comes with high expectations. His three previous albums have debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and have spawned multiple hits including “Treat You Better,” “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” and “In My Blood.” The latter was rewarded with a Grammy nomination for Song Of The Year — a feat Shawn will be hoping to repeat with his new single. The 20-year-old is scheduled to be on Saturday Night Live for the live debut of “If I Can’t Have You.” The singer's manager also hinted at a serious surprise awaiting the fans at the show.
While one can download and stream the song, the Mendes Army can pre-order limited edition cassettes, vinyls and CDs of 'If I Can't Have You' now. There are also different voice memos on each of the pre-orders. Mendes also recently announced his Asia tour.
The music video is out and shows a typical Shawn Mendes in all his singing glory. The video has already hit a couple of hundred thousand views and fans are raving about it.
Before the release of the song, Mendes teased his fans on social media by uploading clips and pictures of the new track. He even got shoutouts from One Direction's Niall Horan. The suspense has been building up for an entire week, with the singer uploading his dreamy, pastel cover art and multiple videos of him signing the new merchandise. The merchandise is limited edition and hopefully will help physical music releases make a comeback.
Fans are now freaking out about the new single and have posted multiple reactions on their social media. Some have been up all night waiting for the drop and everyone seems to be trying to get their hands on the autographed merchandise. The reactions for the song are absolutely wholesome.