Shawn Mendes – In My Blood

On April 22nd, 2018, Shawn Mendes released the single “In My Blood” for fans worldwide. This was his first release from his upcoming album “Shawn Mendes,” the third of the multi-platinum singer’s career. From the mesmerizing tone and music to heartwarming lyrics that swing between victory and surrender, let’s take a look at what makes “In My Blood” so special.

First off, it’s great to hear Mendes singing something outside his usual bubblegum pop comfort zone and trying his hand at more mature themes with this rock anthem. The powerful electric guitar riffs make you want to jump right along, with drum beats and bass tones that add emotion and energy to the track. The bridge is truly epic; the transition chaos it leads up to gives rise to an absolutely beautiful outro – which will likely be one of Shawn’s signature staples in future music.

Thematically speaking, this song talks about depression and anxiety in a way that doesn’t feel heavy-handed or preachy; it serves instead as much needed recognition and validation for such conditions – “Help me out of my head/ I don’t have all of the answers/ I just know I have a lot of questions.” The lyrics are poignant without being too dark; instead offering a sense of hope with lines like “Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where I live/ Maybe one day I can be my own hero”.

Mendes has frequently discussed how he draws on his own personal experiences when writing songs. And “In My Blood” could very well hold volumes about his battle with anxiety as he reveals: “Sometimes I feel like giving up/ But I just can’t/ It isn’t in my blood.” Later we hear him expressing why he continues despite times of darkness: “I’m running out of ways to prove/ Without letting loose all my demons/ Got nothing left inside but pain and broken thoughts”. Here we see Shawn helping us better understand our inner struggles while simultaneously having faith in ourselves to pull through them – something we should all do together!

All in all, this song is an empowering blend of emotions with its intense instrumentation equaling the longing in Mendes voice as we buckle up for a memorable musical journey. In just over three minutes we join hands with Shawn on tour down memory lane – filled with anxious streaks yet hopeful moments bouncing back until we make it through another day alive! Whether you find yourself feeling down sometimes or going through hardship every now and then, “In My Blood” serves as motivation to keep going during hard times; serving as inspiration to remind us courageousness lies deep within us all!