Shawn Mendes is single — or a minimum of, he’s now not relationship Camila Cabello, with whom he had been romantically concerned since July 2019. The pair introduced their cut up on Instagram final month and stated in a joint assertion that they “began our relationship as finest mates and can proceed to be finest mates.”
Mendes additionally has a brand new single out this week referred to as “It’s going to Be Okay,” and whereas his relationship standing should not essentially be a consider discussing it, on this case, it form of is. It is laborious to listen to “It’s going to Be Okay” as something however a soothing balm after a break-up, the form of sonic pep speak that each ruminates on what was misplaced and tries laborious to search out the positives about transferring on. The opening lyrics to the track counsel as a lot: “Are we gonna make it?” Mendes sings over atmospheric noise. “Is that this gonna harm?”
Musically, it is a mid-tempo, piano-led exploration of loss, and Mendes avoids utilizing his dramatic raspy belting in favor of an even-tempered, extra subdued supply, although he nonetheless manages to promote the most important moments. “Should you inform me you are leaving / I will make it simple / It’s going to be okay,” he sings on the refrain in a register just a few notches above a whisper earlier than gliding into falsetto.
On social media forward of its launch, Mendes expressed a need to get again to constructing bonds together with his followers as soon as once more. As he captured a picture of an exquisite cresting seashore sundown, “It appears like I [haven’t] actually related with you guys shortly. I miss you🤍 I hope you like this track.”
That form of optimism pervades “It’s going to Be Okay,” particularly because the motion settles down and Mendes sings the ultimate phrases of the track and leaves us with a parting considered his way of thinking: “If the long run we dreamed of is fading to black / I’ll love you both approach.”
The openness Mendes expresses right here echoes the grace of his and Cabello’s break-up announcement: “We have determined to finish our romantic relationship however our love for each other is stronger than ever.” Take a look at the lyric video for “It’s going to Be Okay” above.