Canadian cutie Shawn Mendes is on a roll and his new song “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” says it all.
Mendes sat down with SiriusXM’s Elvis Duran to spill secrets on dating women older than him and getting to perform with John Mayer and he didn’t hold back either. “Totally! I mean old is not Betty White,” he says. “That’s really old I wouldn’t be able to do that. But definitely, yeah! There’s nothing wrong with experience.”
John Mayer, he reveals, has been an inspiration of his for years and getting the chance to perform with him was a dream, “It’s only been three years and I’ve been listening to John for like six years now and he was the reason I started writing songs, so for that to happen was just insane,” Mendes said. “I texted him this new song a couple of days before we released it to see what he thought and he said he loved it, so I was like ‘cool! We’re good to release it!’ I really look up to his opinion.”
But the 18-year-old singer says his songwriting inspiration comes in different ways, “Sometimes it’s nice if you don’t know what to write about, if you just look out the window, and be like okay well I’m looking at his dimly lit street in the middle of a town in England and I have no idea where I am, there you go that’s a story right there. So my life if kind of something to write about which is so cool.”
Off the deluxe edition for his album “Illuminate”, listen to Mendes’ new single, “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” below.