SONG REVIEW: "There's Nothing Holding Me Back by Shawn Mendes
WRITTEN BY: Kass
EDITED BY: Tori
"There's Nothing Holding Me Back" is the latest single to hit the music scene from pop sensation, Shawn Mendes For all of you who has had the experience of being in a wonderful relationship, this is a song for you love birds!
In this upbeat track, Shawn is telling us that he is changing his perspective of love for the better. Like all of Mendes' work, the lyrics are very straightforward and simple to understand. The overall message/theme of this song is that if his relationship is the right one, he won't let anything hold him back.
The first verse tells listeners that he is interested in this girl. The 'it' he refers to can be translated into the word "love", allowing love to take control when it's right. By the pre-chorus and chorus, it's clear that this girl is infatuated with him too, so Shawn decides he needs to tell her how he feels and make it official.
Everything she makes him do is out of his comfort zone, but he is learning to like it. When he is with her, all his inhibitions disappear and she makes him lose his "good boy" reputation when he is with her, but he loves it. This isn't friction between lovers, it's two puzzle pieces falling into place.
She isn't the type to keep waiting on someone, so she reminds him to hurry up and confess his feelings to her. By the bridge, we have gone on this incredible lover's journey and now Mendes is telling us that every relationship will have problems, even when you met the right person. He believes that with his true love by his side, they can tackle the obstacles that come their way because their love is stronger than the barriers.
Shawn earns a 10/10 for his work! This sweet and sappy song is a MUST for your playlists! True love will ALWAYS prevail in the end, and what is meant to be will find its way.