SHAWN MENDES Reveals Why He Didn't Use Gender-Specific Pronouns In New Album

Lance Paolo Lim

Posted at May 25, 2018

Having finally dropped his most intimate album to date, Shawn Mendes recently opened up to Entertainment Weekly about how close his new record is to his heart. 

The 19-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter - who earned praises from fans and critics alike for his evolution as an artist - undeniably poured out his soul into his well-crafted pop album. 

"A lot of things. Between being a kid to being an adult. Transitioning from somebody who wasn’t very confident in themselves musically to somebody who considers themselves a musician. And a lot of different things creatively, becoming so much more confident in what I do. I don’t know, I just feel… different. I feel like I’m going through a change in a good way," he stated, sharing how he transitioned as an artist. 

Asked by EW why most of the songs from his new album don't include gender-specific pronouns, he answered: "Yeah, it’s true. It doesn’t matter. Everything is up for your perspective. Let it be you. It really just doesn’t matter to me at all nowadays. I love how open everybody is and how open everything is. It just makes life more fun."

Shawn Mendes collaborated with Julia Michaels, Khalid, and John Mayer for his self-titled new album. 

Listen to the songs from his new album below:


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