Read The Lyrics To Shawn Mendes' 'Nervous'

23 May 2018, 11:11 | Updated: 23 May 2018, 11:30

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Shawn Mendes. Picture: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

By Sam Prance

The 'Stitches' hitmaker turns up the heat on his new single...

Shawn Mendes is back with another incredible new single. 'Nervous' is the fifth and final song that will precede his highly anticipated self-titled album and it's easily his sexiest single to date. It's about not being able to keep your cool over a crush and from the falsetto to the mature lyrics, it's pure pop perfection: 'I'm not usually like this but I like what you're doing to me'. It sounds like a cross between 'Bad Liar' by Selena Gomez and 'Make Me Feel' by Janelle Monáe. We're obsessed.

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The single was produced by Shawn's longtime collaborator Scott Harris and he co-wrote it with chart queen Julia Michaels. As well as being a popstar in her own right ('Issues', 'I Miss You', 'Jump'), Julia is responsible for monster hits ranging from 'Sorry' by Justin Bieber to 'Love Myself' by Hailee Steinfeld. She even had a major hand in both 'Bad Liar' and 'Make Me Feel' so the resemblance comes as no surprise.

To make things even more exciting, Julia is set to feature on a duet on Shawn's album called 'Like to Be You'. If it's anywhere near as good as 'Nervous', we're in for a treat.

Speaking about the single in a making-of-the-album video on YouTube, Shawn revealed: "'Nervous was the first time that I got to work with Julia Michaels. I'm sure everybody knows how incredible a songwriter she is, how incredible an artist she is. She's this ball of emotion that is kind of uncontrollable and she feels sadness and she feels happiness and she feels love and heartbreak all at the same time." What a woman.

Opening up about the direction of the single, Shawn said: "It was just so awesome because I felt like I was allowed to just be free with the music and I was allowed to experiment on what I wanted to do with that Prince kind of sounding tone in the chorus and create not a cocky song but that cocky type of feeling in the music."

He then adds: "It's quite funny because the actual concept of the song is super insecure and 'I get nervous around you' but the song is this like 'I'm the man' type thing so I love the contrast between the two."

Shawn ends the video by saying: "I think that 'Nervous' is probably going to be a fan favourite on the album." And he's right. We haven't been able to stop playing it on repeat since he released it. Between this, 'In My Blood', 'Lost In Japan', 'Youth' and 'Where Were You in the Morning?', it looks like Shawn is about to release his best LP to date.

Shawn Mendes the album comes out this Friday. We cannot wait to hear it in full.

Read the full lyrics to 'Nervous' below:

VERSE 1

I saw you on a Sunday in a cafe

And all you did was look my way

And my heart started to race

And my hands started to shake, yeah

I heard you asked about me through a friend

And my adrenaline kicked in

'Cause I've been askin' 'bout you too

And now we're out here in this room

CHORUS

I get a little bit nervous around you

Get a little bit stressed out when I think about you

Get a little excited

Baby, when I think about you, yeah

Talk a little too much around you

(I talk a little too much, yeah)

Get a little self-conscious when I think about you

(I get a little self-conscious)

Get a little excited

(I get a little excited)

Baby, when I think about you, yeah

Yeah, when I think about you, babe

VERSE 2

We walked in the rain

A couple blocks to your apartment

You told me to come inside

Caught me staring in your eyes

And I'm not usually like this

But I like what you're doing to me

Ah, what you're doing to me

CHORUS

I get a little bit nervous around you

I get a little bit nervous

Get a little bit stressed out when I think about you

I get a little bit stressed out

Get a little excited

I get a little excited

Baby, when I think about you, yeah

Yeah, when I think about you, babe (oh yeah)

Talk a little too much around you

I talk a little too much, yeah

Get a little self-conscious when I think about you

I get a little self-conscious

Get a little excited

I get a little excited

Baby, when I think about you

Yeah, when I think about you, babe

BRIDGE

You got me acting like I've never done this before

I promise I'll be ready when I walk through the door

And I don't know why

No, I don't know why

Yeah

CHORUS

I get a little bit nervous around you

I get a little bit nervous

Get a little bit stressed out when I think about you

I get a little bit stressed out

Get a little excited

I get a little excited

Baby, when I think about you, yeah

Yeah, when I think about you, babe (oh yeah)

Talk a little too much around you

I talk a little too much, yeah

Get a little self-conscious when I think about you

I get a little self-conscious

Get a little excited

I get a little excited

Baby, when I think about you

Yeah, when I think about you, babe