Ron Elkman, USA Today

LISTEN: Shawn Mendes Releases "There's Nothing Holding Me Back"

By: Joe Hyer

April 20, 2017

Shawn Mendes just dropped one of 2017's most catchy songs so far. 

The Canadian heartthrob's new single is titled "There's Nothing Holding Me Back." This song already sounds like it is perfect for the clubs, and it may be an early candidate to be the 2017 "song of the summer." 

The track is part of Mendes' deluxe edition of Illuminate, which was re-released to include the new single. Mendes says he wanted to release the song for his upcoming Illuminate tour.

"The minute I wrote this song I knew I wanted to get it out before my tour started, to give fans something new and fresh in addition to everything from Illuminate," Mendes said."I can't wait to perform it on the tour, and for everyone to hear it. It's equal parts what is amazing about this album, and what I'm so excited for about the music I have coming up next."

The song has a powerhouse writing team behind it. It was written by written by Mendes, Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris and Geoff Warburton. All three of Mendes' co-writers have contributed to his pervious hits such as “Stitches” and “Treat You Better.”

The 18-year-old hits the road next week when his tour starts in Glasgow. The North American leg of the tour starts on July 6.