Shawn Mendes Performs “If I Can't Have You” and “In My Blood” on Saturday Night Live
- Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes appeared on Saturday Night Live to perform his latest song “If I Can't Have You” and 2018's smash song “In My Blood”. It was hosted by Adam Sandler.
“If I Can't Have You” was released on May 3rd and premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio show. Originally, he wrote the song for British singer-songwriter Dua Lipa.
Shawn Mendes said, “I was back in the studio with Teddy Geiger and Nate Mercreau and I was playing it on piano and I was like oh my god this would be really cool for Dua Lipa. It was on guitar and I turned it to piano it was right after 'One Kiss' came out. In the voice note - I'm speaking like I'm gonna send to Dua I'm like, 'Okay, Dua, I have this song I have just a chorus we can finish it if you want.'”
“In My Blood” is included on his self-titled third studio album, which was released in 2018.
He said, “It was kind of something that hit me last year. Growing up, I was a pretty calm kid. I knew people who suffered from anxiety, found it kind of hard to understand, and then when it hits you, you’re like, Oh my god, this is crazy. When I play that song, I go ‘Just so you know I’m okay. The best thing about it is that it’s not all down. The whole reason I wrote the song was to be like, at the very end, ‘It’s not in my blood to do that.’”
- source : Saturday Night Live