Shawn Mendez is focused at this point in his life, and he isn’t looking for love just yet. The 20-year-old singer has made it clear that he is single by choice.
Mendez said “I’m not currently dating anyone, but it’s not because I don’t have time—I don’t know if I’d be dating anyone if I was home in Pickering, either. It hasn’t stumbled across me, and I’m not chasing it. Of course, seeing all those other artists and people in relationships, you think, ‘Maybe it would be nice; who would be great for me? And that’s when you realize: ‘This is wrong. Let it be. I’m not supposed to be with anyone right now.'”
The last female the singer was linked with was Hailey Baldwin, but she recently got engaged to Justin Bieber, and Mendez is happy for the duo. According to Shawn, Hailey is one of the most beautiful souls he has met.
“It’s great to see two amazing people get together. If you know them both separately, it does make a lot of sense,”
Shawn says of the on-again celebrity couple. “A little bit of yin and yang.” Currently, the singer is focused on preparing for his upcoming world tour;
“I want to push myself to my limit of what I can handle and play as many shows and write as many songs as I can and fly around the world 10,000 times in a year, pushing myself to the point where it seems crazy,”
Shawn cites Ed Sheeran as one of the people who set the pace for him “He’s just nonstop movement, and there’s something so exciting about pulling at that energy.”
Shawn Mendez has a lot of other friends helping him out with advice and Taylor Swift, Elton John, and John Mayer are just a few of them “Ed told me never to say no. He said, ‘Can you go to every radio station in America?’ And for the next two years, in just about every radio station in America, I saw a signed photo of him, like, ‘I’m watching you.
Taylor told me to stop worrying so much about whether the audience is enjoying the show—’It’s not a singing competition, nobody came not to enjoy it, so you’re already up,’ And Elton is somebody who, no matter how successful, creative and praised he is, stays humble, and that’s a huge reason I don’t let the ego get to me.”
Shawn Mendez wants to stay focused, and his family and friends have been supportive. Despite all of this, the singer fears “becoming the one thing everybody tells you not to be.”
Elton John says “For someone so young, he is remarkably accomplished and professional. He has impressed me with his ability to grow as an artist on record, and especially live. A wonderful future awaits him.”
Mendez wishes to have a career like that of John Mayer “because he had an entire fan base when he was young, but now he’s 40, and all those people still love him, but his music has transcended time and generations. It’s so impressive to be able to do that—to become something different without losing those people.”
Shawn Mendez has great love and respect for his mentors, and he says “I think maybe John and Ed saw something in me that they had in themselves, which is a desire to be great. It’s not something you can acquire, and maybe it’s rare. I meet a lot of people who ask, ‘How do I do what you do?’ And within the first 10 minutes, from the way they talk about music, I can see that as much as they want to want it, they don’t.
It’s just something you kind of has.” The 20 year old is a hard worker, and he believes “People forget how important groundwork is physically being in every city, meeting people, like in a presidential campaign.”
But Shawn doesn’t mind living the life he is currently living “I’ve known nothing but that since I was 15, so it’s not like I was at one time very private and now I have to be open. I’ve always been like that,” the singer continues. “I don’t find it hard or disruptive, and I think I’m OK with it—until I’m not, anyway.”
However, Shawn isn’t much of a dramatic person and intends to keep a clean record, so maybe a love affair can come into the picture later in future when he is mentally ready.