“24 Hours” is the fourth track on Shawn Mendes’s 2020 album ‘Wonder.’ The song hints at the singer’s intentions of taking his relationship to the next level; marriage.
‘Wonder’ is Shawn Mendes’s fourth studio album released on December 4, 2020. The lead single and the title track of the album, “Wonder,” was released in October, followed by the second single “Monster” featuring Justin Bieber in November 2020. According to Shawn Mendes, the overarching theme of the album is ‘freedom’ and ‘not being afraid’ to express himself.
Considering how many of the tracks on the album speak of love and most of them point towards Shawn Mendes’s relationship with Camila Cabello, we can assume that “24 Hours” is also about this relationship. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have known each other since 2014 and have been unofficially dating since 2015 or 2016, and officially dating since 2019.
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“24 Hours” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
In the chorus of the song, Shawn Mendes makes a bold statement about taking the next step in their relationship. He hints at purchasing their own home and moving in as a family. He knows that it might a little too soon to be putting forward this suggestion, but he is more than sure about this one.
Throughout the song, Shawn Mendes confesses his love for the girl and assures that they will be making the right move taking their relationship to the next level. They don’t need to have a ‘backup plan’ for relationships anymore as they believe this is the one.
In the second verse of the song, Shawn Mendes quotes Elvis Presley’s iconic love anthem “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” This song boasts the famous lyric “wise men say, only fools rush in, but I can’t help falling in love with you.” Whilst Shawn Mendes knows that he is kind of rushing into this marriage, he is not a fool in this specific situation because he is perfectly confident about their love. He admits that this relationship just feels so right!
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