In My Blood Review

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Maggie Borland

The cover of “In My Blood”.

Maggie Borland, Staff Writer

On March 22, Shawn Mendes released the first single, “In My Blood” off of his unnamed junior album, which fans have dubbed #SM3 on Twitter and Instagram. The song released at 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and 9 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Mendes started a teaser campaign on Monday, March 19, which included Instagram posts and a billboard in Times Square. “In My Blood” is Mendes’ first new music since he released his album “Illuminate” in 2016, which debuted at Number One.

The song starts off quiet, but after the first minute reflects a rock sound, possibly hinting at the sounds that will be on his third album, set to be released later this year with Island Records. Hours before the release of the song, fans went to Twitter, getting the hashtag #InMyBloodAtMidnight to trend number one worldwide.

Mendes wrote “In My Blood” with Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris and Geoff Warburton. The same team helped write “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back”, a top 10 single in 2017.

“In My Blood” is a vulnerable track, touching on subjects like anxiety and loneliness.¬†Fans were immediately feeling the track, with one describing it on Twitter¬†on Thursday morning as a “good reminder that no matter what age you are you can go through so many different emotions and struggles whether it’s a relationship or person and that it’s okay to think it might not get better without knowing it will.”

Overall, “In My Blood” is a song that proves no matter how tough it becomes, it will always get better.