Overnight on Thursday (Mar. 22), Canadian singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes shared his latest single "In My Blood," the artist's first release since his 2016 LP Illuminate. In a Beats 1 video, Mendes opened up to Zane Lowe about his process for making the new track.
The lead single -- which will appear on Mendes’ upcoming third album -- was apparently the first thing he wrote during his studio sessions. “We walked in the first day and we wrote 'In My Blood,'" he told Lowe, explaining that he was aiming for a more explosive, stadium rock sound. "When we walked in, I was like, I want to make a Kings of Leon record. I want to go more rock."