“Dying for you guys to hear this but Andrew [Gertler] won’t let me. Spam him. Lol,” Shawn wrote on Instagram in April 2021, alongside multiple videos of himself dancing to what appeared to be new music. The first clip showed the “In My Blood” singer clapping his hands while wearing headphones, the second had Shawn nodding his head to a beat and in the third, he was playing the piano.
When it comes to releasing new music, the curly-haired cutie released the single “Summer of Love” in August 2021.
“I’m always working on new music and maybe I hope maybe something else will come before the end of the year. But it’s funny. Cause I was, I was on a plane, a long plane ride and I was like listening to The Pulse on like the TV, the TV had the option to listen to it. And I was like listening through and like all the, all these like pop songs are playing,” he explained during an August 2021 appearance on SiriusXM’s The Pulse. “And I was just like, I miss when it, like, it’s such a cool thing when your song plays on the radio and it’s, and it was been a minute and I was listening through and I was just getting excited for this. So thanks. Thanks for that. And I think I might’ve gotten used to it over the last few years and it’s really a special thing to hear your song on the radio.”
Previously, Shawn has opened up about his musical evolution and how creating new tunes has changed since his career first started.
“I love music down to the simple form of, it just is awesome, and it makes me feel good and I’ve always loved it,” he said during an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music in November 2020. “But for me at 22, it’s definitely becoming about much more than music. I think it’s about becoming and just being a beacon of love and sending it back out because I’ve been given it for so many years.”
Following the success of Wonder, it’s safe to say that Shawn’s new method of creating music has worked in his favor. Going forward, he told GQ in November 2020 that he is no longer worried about whether or not people will like his music. “It’s a sh–ty way to make art,” Shawn told the magazine. “To make art in order to have people like it and purchase it becomes a very stressful and hard thing … I can speak to you clearly because I’m not dancing around my real self. I’m just being me with you. And that’s beauty. And that’s success.”
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