Shawn Mendes has officially joined the VIP list of 2018 World Cup songs. The superstar dropped a revamped version of “In My Blood” as the official song for Portugal’s team on Wednesday (June 13), and it’ll make you swoon upon just one listen.
Mendes released “In My Blood” featuring lyrics in Portuguese exclusively to support the soccer team and to inspire the players, as well as their fans.
It’s also the first time that Mendes sings in Portuguese, thereby honoring his cultural heritage. Born in Canada, Shawn Mendes is a son of a Portuguese immigrant, from the Algarve town of Lagos.
As for who the popstar is rooting for? “I follow Portugal and England because of my parents, who are from the two countries. In the World Cup I’m always cheering for Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo, who is my favorite player and probably one of my biggest inspirations,” says Mendes, who also played soccer during his childhood.
“In My Blood” is Shawn’s first single from his self-titled third album, which reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart in the US, his third consecutive #1 album debut.
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