Video Review: ‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back’ by Shawn Mendes



It’s finally here! Shawn Mendes finally gave us the video for his new single from “Illumniate.”

The video for “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” is an extremely simple one.  The video follows Shawn and his love interest as they explore Paris just be adorable. This comes in between shots of Shawn performing the song. That’s pretty much the entire video. The video fits the song well since it’s a love song about a relationship.

The shots are rather good and really shows how much thought it was put into creating it and editing it. My favorite shots are when he’s performing on stage because they are rather cool, especially the shots where it pans behind him to show the crowd. The only issue with the video is that it’s a little too simple. While you can see the effort and the thought in the cinematography, the concept for it seems like they forgot that they didn’t release a video for the single, which came out in April.

I would have liked a little more depth to the video just like all the past music videos that Shawn have released. I’m a fan of videos like this, and it totally works, just kind of leaves you wanting more. I’m glad they gave “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” a video because it was a great song that deserved not to be a song that was only released just to hype the upcoming tour. But releasing the video two months after release, makes it come across as a promotional song. Which is fine, but then that gets into another issues with the video being a form of promotion. Short version: it doesn’t make you want to buy tickets.

“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” video is a good video and does it job of being an extension of single. It could have had a little bit more to it, but I liked the video and enjoyed the shots of him performing. It’s an average music video.

Rating: 3 out of 5


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Single Review: Shawn Mendes releases ‘There’s Nothing Holding Me Back’



Right before he starts his world tour, Shawn Mendes decided to release a new single to build up the hype of his “Illuminate World Tour.” Now, if you are having a hard time finding, it’s because it’s listed as the first track for his album “Illuminate.” I don’t know why artists are adding songs to their already released album but there’s a lot of things in his world that doesn’t make sense, and this is one of them.

“There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” is a more of an upbeat song than Shawn’s early single  for “Illuminate.” It’s really catchy with a catchy beat. The song starts off with an acoustic guitar before then throwing in some rock that mixes with the beat that acoustic guitar is giving off. Like, it really really works so well. It blends so well and just makes you groove with the music. It’s kind of to the point where you will be carrying that beat for the rest of your day.

His vocals on the song are the same as they were before on the rest of his songs. There’s nothing wrong with his vocals to begin with. His vocals fit his style of music and they work extremely well with this song. The song is the perfect song for the summer because the lyrics are literally about what the media tell people what they need to do in order to have a bomb ass summer. The lyrics speak about going wild and letting a girl and the love you have control you. Pretty much, it’s getting high on love and letting yourself get lost in love. The lyrics help make the song even better. Like, I enjoyed this Shawn Mendes song because it’s a banger. Like this is song that you can hear at a club. If the remix of it is good, then it will only help the song.

I really hope there’s a video for it because I would just like to see what they will give us. LIke, I want to see what they will give us for this song. I don’t want no complication of the tour and I want to see Shawn Mendes clubbing. Those two things shouldn’t go together but yet I feel like we need a visual conformation on it.

The only thing that doesn’t work for this song is the fact that it doesn’t really do with the album it’s listed as. I slightly get that it’s being used to “promote” the album but at least make it fit with the album and not just there.

Overall, it’s a great song that will be rocking the summer…in April. I just wish it would stand on it’s on and not be a part of an album that’s been released for months. Also, I want a video for this banger.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5


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