Shawn Mendes Dishes on Finding His Sound: ‘Pop is What’s in My Blood, No Pun Intended’

Shawn Mendes Dishes on Finding His Sound: ‘Pop is What’s in My Blood, No Pun Intended’
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Writing pop music is in his blood! No pun intended.

After blessing the #MendesArmy with brand-new bop “If I Can’t Have You” last Friday, Shawn Mendes stopped by the Apple Music Beaats 1 studio to talk all things music. During the interview, the 20-year-old artist opened up about finding his sound, and explained that he doesn’t necessarily feel tied down to one vibe over another when it comes to the songs he puts out:

“I’m going through this phase right now where I’m testing out all the styles I can possibly be doing. Pop is what’s in my blood, no pun intended. In the last 6 months I wrote about 45 songs and they’re all over the place and different vibes.”

Hey, we’re definitely not complaining! No matter the sound, from “Lost in Japan” to “Stitches” and everything in between, we’ve been a fan of it all.

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