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Shawn Mendes Appreciates Fans For Connecting And Being Vulnerable With New Song

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on December 31, 2021 at 6:00 PM EST

Shawn Mendes gave fans a special shout-out for connecting with his latest song, "It'll Be Okay."

The Canadian heartthrob got up close and personal with fans in a candid video on Instagram, in which the 23-year-old expressed how deeply his new song resonated with his soul.

The emotional track was released a few weeks after the "In My Blood" singer separated from his ex-girlfriend and songstress Camilla Cabello.

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Shawn Mendes Is Having a "Hard Time" With Social Media

On Thursday, December 30, the "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" artist opened up about his rocky relationship with social media.

The Canadian stunner's confession came while he discussed his new song, "It'll Be Okay," in a nearly two-minute video for his millions of followers. The singer said:

"I'm having a little bit of a hard time with social media at the moment, just kind of my relationship with it, but I have lots of people sending me videos and telling me what's going on."

The 23-year-old continued that his "ultimate goal" when producing music has always been to express "some sort of truth" about himself.

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The songwriter used music as a platform to gain new insight about his soul — a part of himself that couldn't be discovered by "talking to people or thinking about it."

Regarding his new song, the 13-time SOCAN Award-winner mentioned the emotional responses he had been getting from fans on Tiktok and hoped this reaction was because they could feel the "truth" and "honesty" in the lyrics.

The "Stitches" singer stated that he was proud of the song and grateful to everyone who connected with it. Mendes ended the video with touching words:

"I see you guys, and I see how much love you're giving the song, and giving me, and that means the world to me, so thank you."

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Naturally, the musician's show of vulnerability touched the hearts of his admirers, who flooded the post with declarations of their unyielding love and loyalty to the pop star.

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The AMA Winner Has An Extreme Social Media Addiction

The Blast previously revealed in October that the "Shawn Mendes: In Wonder" star has a severe addiction to social media.

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The 23-year-old confessed that he was deeply attached to his social media platforms and required frequent breaks for the apps or risk undermining his day-to-day activities.

The "Mercy" singer cleansed himself from social media by deleting the apps, and this detox seemed to give the artist a newfound zeal to make chart-topping songs.

The Canadian Apollo wasn't the only person who needed frequent social media breaks, as his ex-girlfriend once revealed that she needed time away from her devices to focus better on her music.

In November, The Blast shared the heartbreaking news of the "Senorita" singers' separation, announced via an Instagram joint statement. 

In the post, the former lovebirds admitted that their relationship of over two years had ended, but the pair planned to keep their status as "best friends" alive.

Although they didn't reveal the reason for their separation, sources claimed the ex-couple decided to split due to the "stale and complacent" nature of their relationship.

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