Anyone who has always wanted to know the real Shawn Mendes, sans all the stardom and spotlight, is in luck as the singer has finally dropped a trailer to his new Netflix documentary In Wonder, all set to drop on 23rd November. Consider it an official sneak peek into the musician’s life throughout the years and his ultimate declaration of love for Camila Cabello as somehow she has been the inspiration for every song he has ever written.
A behind-the-scenes glimpse at Shawn Mendes career and life, In Wonder will afford one the opportunity of meeting not the famed personality but the normal guy who is just 22 who has a life beyond the glittering stage we associate him with.
In the official trailer for In Wonder, Mendes wonders whether fans would like him if he bared his mere mortality and thinks that they will probably stop coming to his shows. In a way, this documentary will serve as an emotional charting of the pop star’s rise to stardom, with Cabello by his side. In the trailer, Mendes confesses that he used to read out daily affirmations– “I sing with no tension. My voice is strong and healthy.”
“I went through a big phase where I used to write this over and over again,” he explains, adding that he has quit repeating this anymore. The montage of videos of Mendes performing and having breakdowns explain the most intrinsic yet sidelined truth– celebrities are also humans, they are also vulnerable, and so not the living embodiment of perfection we want them to be.
“This isn’t the story of a famous musician. This is a story about a guy growing up,” the 22-year-old Canadian singer says. “I used to feel like my idols were born legendary. That’s just not the truth. If I tell the world that I’m just a normal human, are they just going to stop coming to the shows? Maybe I should pretend that I’m Superman for a little bit longer.”
Camila Cabello has been Shawn Mendes’ forever inspiration
“My song comes on the radio or something and I’m like, ‘Everything’s about you. They’re all … They have always been about you,'” the singer says, adding that he recalls that Camila Cabello was confused by this confession. “She goes, ‘What do you mean?'” to which he responded, “They’re all about you. Like every song I’ve ever wrote.”
While that sounds impossible given that Shawn Mendes has been performing since 2014 and he has been with Camila Cabello since 2019, it could hint at two things. Maybe, Mendes had been a secret admirer of Cabello for long and had been penning songs for her or this is his way of saying that even his songs were leading him to his one true soulmate. In both cases, we would like to drop everything ‘cause this deserves an Aww!