Shawn Mendes, a Canadian musician, said that the breakup of his relationship with ex-girlfriend Camila Cabello inspired his new hit When You’re Gone. During an interview with Extra, the 23-year-old said that his current song, which was published on April 1, was composed a month after his divorce from Cabello. Mendes claimed that he and the Havana singer have always been writers and that everything has always been open between the two. He also said that kids comprehend and value what things signify. Mendes and Cabello initially kissed in 2019, and they dated for over two years before breaking up in November 2021.
Reactions to Shawn Mendes’ new song on Twitter
Following the release of Shawn Mendes’ new song, which he penned after his and Camila Cabello’s separation, Twitterati swiftly sympathized with the singer and how much the Toronto-bred performer was devastated following his split. Some have even linked Mendes’ new tune to Camila Cabello’s song Bam Bam, which she allegedly penned for her ex-boyfriend.
A commenter also pointed out that Cabello had heard Mendes’ new song months before it was released online. Another person linked the lyrics to Cabello’s Bam Bam from Mendes’ new track, When You’re Gone.
“Camila heard the song months ago. We have a very honest relationship and I would never release a song about her without her hearing it first”
— bianca •when you’re gone•❤️🔥 (@shawnzrosez) April 1, 2022
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Mendes said that he began composing When You’re Gone a month after his divorce from Cabello. The singer said that he began getting recollections of “so many great things” and began writing about them. Mendes also told Extra that he contacted Cabello before releasing his song.
“Camila and I have both been writers for as long as we’ve known each other, so we know what that implies.” And we understand what it entails. And there will always be openness between us.”
The Canadian singer said he wrote the song to be “honest and authentic,” telling Extra that “being sincere and vulnerable” is the “only way you can connect with actual people in a real way.” The Stitches singer also shared how he is surviving months after his divorce from Cabello, saying he has depended on friends and family for support and that he controls his anxiety via meditation.
“I believe a lot of it is dependent on the people around you.” “I had a lot of fantastic friends and family, and I just sort of balanced it out.”
Camila confirmed her love for Mendes after releasing her own breakup song in March. The 25-year-old musician told Apple Music 1’s New Music Daily that he adores Shawn and has “absolutely nothing but affection for him.”