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Shawn Mendes: My new album's a 'game-changer'

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Shawn Mendes: My new album's a 'game-changer'

Shawn Mendes says his new album will be a "game-changer".

The 'Stitches' hitmaker has teased the release of his second studio LP, admitting the experience of creating the album was "life-changing".

He told BBC Radio 1: "It's going to be soon - definitely soon. We're just finishing it off, honestly. It's very nearly done. I'm very excited ... it's a game-changing album. Honestly, I've never felt so proud of something in my life. It's totally, for me, the experience making it in the studio this time around was life-changing.

"I really got to link up with the perfect people. Jake Gosling, who worked on some of the Ed [Sheeran] records ... like, 'Thinking Out Loud', and he's phenomenal. We spent a few weeks up in upstate New York. It's working so well. We write the songs, they're being produced ... to make it feel easy, it's such a good feeling."

Meanwhile, the 17-year-old singer previously revealed he has become a "lot more self-aware" since finding fame.

He explained: "I think the biggest thing is how I feel about myself, I think I'm a lot more self-aware. I've never been more judgemental about everything that I do; I'm being a self-critic.

"I think, like, this has made be a little too aware, to the point where I feel it gets to me sometimes. Sometimes I wish that I could just turn my brain off, just tune out, turn it all off for a second."