On March 19, Shawn Mendes performed at South By Southwest (SXSW) as part of Samsung’s Billboards and The Stage showcase. It is worth remembering that South by Southwest is an event that brings together various film, interactive media and music events and conferences that take place every spring in Austin, Texas, United States. The singer’s performance took place at the Moody Amphitheater in Austin’s Waterloo Park.
Shawn, as always, did very well and was well liked by all present. But, one of the features of this show is that the Canadian performed a brand new song for the first time. This song was premiered as the penultimate of the night and is called When You’re Gone. This would be a preview of the news that, two days ago Shawn shared on his social media.
As Shawn commented in the post, this song which is defined as an upbeat pop-rock track perfect for radio play, will be released next March 31. The new track brings a work with instrumentals and melodies a little more energetic and less melancholic, differentiating it from its predecessor, It’ll Be Okay.
Mendes has also posted several videos on his Instagram talking about the song and playing it for his fans. As he has commented, the song is about breaking up with someone and not realizing that now you have no one to call when you’re in a panic attack or on the edge. So many people have speculated that this song could be directly related to his breakup with Camila Cabello.
On the other hand, and regarding his Wonder world tour, in January, Mendes postponed the UK and Europe dates until 2023. The Canadian pop star was supposed to hit the road in March.
“This was a really difficult decision to make, but unfortunately we have to reschedule the UK and EU tour from 2022 to 2023”,he said in a statement
Of course, the pandemic was the root cause of why this tour had to be postponed. “With all the logistical, travel and venue restrictions still uncertain in Europe due to the pandemic, we were forced to make the difficult decision to move the leg of the tour to the end of the tour when we are confident we can travel and can put on the best possible show we want to, safely and at full capacity”, they commented.
Mendes concluded: “I’m so sorry I won’t be able to see you sooner, but I’m working on a lot of new music for you all! I’m excited for you to hear it”.