Shawn Mendes Promises 'It'll Be Okay' In First Single Since Camila Split
By Megan Stinson
November 30, 2021
Shawn Mendes broke up with his longtime girlfriend, Camila Cabello, just ahead of Thanksgiving, and the singer is now promising that "It'll Be Okay" with his new single of the same name. "It'll Be Okay" is expected to be released on December 1 at 7 p.m. EST, and Mendes shared a snippet of the song ahead of its full release.
"Are we gonna make it/Is this gonna hurt," he hums alongside deep instrumentals. The short snippet of the track brings to mind Mendes' recent breakup, and if his teaser provides any indication, the track just might be filled with heartache.
Mendes and Cabello released a joint breakup announcement on November 17, effectively ending their two-year romance. Both lamented that they had been close friends prior to beginning their relationship and that they plan to remain close friends following the end of their relationship. "We started our relationship as best friends and will continue to be best friends," both wrote in their joint statement.
A source later told E! News that Mendes had been the one to initiate the split. "It was really hard for a few days but she has been spending a lot of time with friends and keeping busy," the insider said of Camila Cabello after news broke that she and Mendes had broken up.
The source also shared that it "was not a bad breakup at all," adding that the romance had fizzled out. The source shared that Cabello and Mendes felt they were better off being friends.