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Is Shawn Mendes Ready to Shed His Squeaky Clean Image? "I Just Need a Few Years!"

Shawn Mendes, Wonderland

Paul Scala

Shawn Mendes is coming clear!

The 19-year-old singer-songwriter is featured on not one, however two, covers for Wonderland journal’s summer time concern, the place he is opening up about his battle with anxiousness, newly-released third studio album and the stress of sustaining his squeaky clear picture all through his trip to the highest.

So how has the ultra-talented musician discovered a option to stay pop’s golden boy? 

“I believe I have been actually fortunate to have a very good basis of individuals round me… I am only a regular particular person and no person talks me up an excessive amount of,” he explains. “Assist is there whenever you want it, however not when it isn’t wanted. I believe it is actually vital to maintain your ft on the bottom. You by no means know although, give it a pair extra years and also you could be taking again every thing you simply mentioned.”  

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Whereas he hasn’t misplaced his footing simply but, Mendes says his rebellious facet might come out sooner or later.

“I imply, I have not had an opportunity,” he jokes. “I simply want just a few years! Do not jinx me!”

The Canadian native additionally provides deeper perception into his choice to reveal his anxiousness points on the brand new album. 

“It was completely terrifying, I used to be considering, what if individuals say, ‘Why is he making unhappy songs? We like his songs about love.’ I used to be terrified, then I realized it isn’t about that,” he shares with Wonderland. “The day after it got here out, I began getting messages from followers, mates and household about how vital it was to them. You realize, I could not be happier.”

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Mendes takes his duty as a task mannequin to his thousands and thousands of followers critically, including, “I want you may be me for a few hours. You by no means really perceive the magnitude of the individuals you are affecting whenever you write one thing on-line

“I do not suppose that ever clicks with you as a result of it is not possible to image speaking to 30 million individuals. That is being mentioned, I do give it some thought. I do not put up dumb shit on-line and I course of that social media is affected by unfavourable stuff. If I will add to it, I will make it constructive. That is my rule,” Shawn remarks.

Learn Shawn’s total interview with Wonderland when it hits newsstands this Friday. 

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