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Jun 16 2018
Shawn Mendes Covers WONDERLAND Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2018-06-16 at 12.51.09 AM(Images by Paul Scala for Wonderland)

Shawn Mendes covers Wonderland — out now! — and uncovers his emotions about a variety of things, including his new music and his anxiety issues. Screen Shot 2018-06-16 at 12.53.23 AM

Choice quotes:

On his new album:

I think people will be pleasantly surprised at the fact I can do other genres that they haven’t heard me sing. I don’t just listen to one genre, I listen to rap, pop, rock and country and if that’s what I listen to, then that’s what I’m going to create. I let the cohesive factor be my story and my voice, and my rule is: if it’s a good song, it’s a good song. Roll with it.

On revealing his struggles with anxiety within his music:

It was absolutely terrifying, I was thinking, what if people say, “Why is he making sad songs? We like his songs about love.” I was terrified, then I realised it’s not about that. The day after it came out, I started getting messages from fans, friends and family about how important it was to them. You know, I couldn’t be happier.

On being pop’s golden boy and rebellion: 

I mean, I haven’t had a chance. I just need a few years! Don’t jinx me! No, I think I’ve been really lucky to have a good foundation of people around me ... I’m just a normal person and nobody talks me up too much. Support is there when you need it, but not when it’s not needed. I think it’s really important to keep your feet on the ground. You never know though, give it a couple more years and you might be taking back everything you just said.

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Keep reading for a sweet video of Shawn serenading you from the shoot ...