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Shawn Mendes Releases Video for “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”

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21 June 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Shawn Mendes releases the video for his new hit single “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”, directed by Jay Martin. The video features Shawn alongside a love interest played by Ellie Bamber of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning film Nocturnal Animals, and was shot on location in Paris, Amsterdam and the UK. Watch “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” here.

"I really wanted to make a video for this song that represents the spirit of adventure. It felt like there was no better place for that than to shoot throughout different beautiful cities and landscapes in Europe,” revealed Mendes. “The song is about following someone that you love to the world’s end, and making decisions you wouldn't ever have thought you would, because of someone you're just that enamored with. We wanted to put a story together that shows this relationship between a guy and a girl and their travels together, in the purest way possible."

Earlier this week Shawn debuted the first live US performance of “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; view here. The track has received critical praise, with NYLON highlighting it as one of the week’s best releases, declaring “Shawn Mendes takes it to the dance floor with this bona fide bop.” TIME proclaimed “Mendes finds a sweet spot here, perhaps taking a page out of Ed Sheeran's surefire rock-pop playbook as he toes the line between acoustic strummers and party-ready crowd-pleasers,” and V Magazine announced the track as “one of his most upbeat yet, with a snappy drumline, acoustic tropical-esque breakdowns, and a chorus bound to get stuck in your head.”

Shawn is currently in the midst of his first-ever headlining arena world tour in support of his #1 sophomore album Illuminate, released September 2016 via Island Records / Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Shawn recently wrapped up the European leg of his llluminate World Tour, with the UK’s Evening Standard awarding Shawn’s O2 show a glowing 4-star review, declaring “the guitar-toting singer-songwriter from Canada had the audience at his beck and call.” Shawn’s North American leg of the tour will run from July through September, making Canadian stops at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Air Canada Centre for two nights in Shawn’s hometown of Toronto, and Centre Bell in Montreal.

For a full list of tour dates visit

Canadian Illuminate World Tour Dates:
7/8 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
8/11 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
8/12 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
8/14 Montreal, QC – Centre Bell 

Listen to “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”

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