Shawn Mendes – It’ll Be Okay | Lyrics Meaning Explained

Shawn Mendes took to social media today to announce a brand new song coming tomorrow. The song is titled “It’ll be okay” and we can assume what this is going to be about.

“it’ll be okay” releases just after weeks following the announcement of the breakup between Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. The celebrity couple’s romance blossomed in the middle of a quarantine-stricken pandemic and the two were very much in love. The duo released their collaborative track “Señorita” while dating. “I often go back to look at photos and the simplicity of that time, we were lucky. It was nice. We were making dinner, just doing normal things,” Shawn told Rollacoaster Magazine.

In the 12-second snippet, we have received so far, Shawn Mendes sings “Are we gonna make it? / Is this gonna hurt?.” If the song is not about his breakup with Camila Cabello, it is most definitely about some heartbreak he suffered. However, the teased lyrics tend to look for a positive future.

Listen to “It’ll be okay” by Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes “It’ll Be Okay” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review

The song speaks about a painful heartbreak the singer has endured. But, as expected, the song has a rather positive outlook about the whole situation.

Throughout the song, a few things are definite — the breakup is quite recent and he is still very much in love with the ex-girlfriend.

I start to imagine a world where we don’t collide
It’s making me sick but we’ll heal and the sun will rise

The singer still cannot stomach the fact that he has to spend the future without the person whom he imagined it with. It makes him sick, but he knows nothing is permanent. Much like his relationship burned down, this pain, too, shall pass. The sun is a universal symbol of new beginnings and hope. Shawn Mendes is hopeful that someday, he will be okay.

Shawn Mendes gives very few details about the reasons behind this breakup. This could be real-life inspired or otherwise.

If we can’t stop the bleeding
We don’t have to fix it, we don’t have to stay

Whatever the issue they had did not seem to have an ending. They could not stop the bleeding between them. It hurts to keep on bleeding and it takes away from the beautiful thing that is love and family. It hurts each other to see the other person hurting. So they decide to call it off. They will have to be happy with the fact that they are better apart than together.

The tone, the lyrics, and the mood of the song tell us that Shawn Mendes is still very much in love with whoever this song is about.

For everyone out there going through any hardships, remember that everything is temporary — even pain and dark times. There will be a day when it’ll be okay.

Let us hear what you think about this song in the comments below. Check out the complete lyrics on Genius.

Watch “It’ll Be Okay” Music Video by Shawn Mendes

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