Looks like pop sensation Shawn Mendes isn’t making us wait for new music any longer. His new single If I Can’t Have You just dropped and it definitely marks the start of a new era for the singer.
The single, which arrived at the stroke of midnight on May 3, is already being streamed on repeat by his fans. Listeners have also flooded Twitter with praise for the singer’s impeccable vocals, deeming the new single beautiful and really catchy.
As for the music video, it is a treat for every Mendes fan and fits well with the song’s narrative. You will see the singer flashing his biceps and charming smile as he croons about a special someone. Furthermore, the video has a black-and-white filter on, which adds an extra dash of angst, befitting the lyrics.
Mendes’ new era has inspired him to go a little retro with his music and its marketing. Ahead of the release, the musician took to Instagram to reveal that he is actually releasing the track on cassette tape. He could be seen on his Instagram stories signing a massive stack of cassettes, presumably to send out to fans. The official artwork for the track even features an image of a cassette, along with a colorful display of pastel hues.
TALK ABOUT MAJOR RETRO FEELS!
It is also hoped that the singer has an album in the works which he will drop soon. Meanwhile, you can take a look at the song below, and decide if it strikes your fancy!