Two weeks after Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello ended their two-year relationship, the ‘Stiches’ singer dropped a solemn new breakup song, ‘It’ll Be Okay.’
This song is a proof that Shawn puts all his heart while writing his songs. With the breakup still fresh in everyone’s minds, fans couldn’t help but see how “It’ll Be Okay” was born out of Shawn’s split. It featured lyrics about the “hurt” that comes with a relationship not making it.
Shawn alerted his fans about this song on Tuesday (Nov. 30). He posted a short snippet online. “Are we going to make it,” he sang in the quick clip of a black background with the words “it’ll be okay,” appearing it white. Many fans and friends – from Scott Helman to Jesse Gold to Tate McRae – left heart emojis and prayer hands emojis in support.
This is how some of the lyrics go. “Are we gonna make it? Is this gonna hurt?” the first verse begins. In the chorus, he croons, “If you tell me you’re leaving, I’ll make it easy, it’ll be okay; if we can’t stop the bleeding, we don’t have to fix it, we don’t have to stay; I will love you either way.”
At the time of the breakup, it was unclear what caused the split. Camila said there was “a lot of sweetness and tenderness” in their relationship in an august interview by Bustle, “I think we’re both sensitive. I’m really lucky to be able to surround myself with tenderness; it’s really important to me.”
It is very hard for people, who were engaged in a seemingly perfect relationship, to part ways. Shawn and Camila are both going through the same ailments. This song might just be a sighing relief for Shawn to let out what is on his mind.
Check out the song down below and comment your thoughts: