Shawn Mendes' New Single Suggests the Camila Cabello Breakup Still Stings

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have been friends for years, but they began dating in 2019. They have two hit songs together, "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and "Señorita." They confirmed their relationship later in 2019 after months of speculation things had heated up between them.

The couple dated for two years until they announced their breakup in November of 2021 via Instagram stories.

"We've decided to end our romantic relationship," the statement read. "Our love for one another as humans is stronger than ever. We started our relationship as best friends and will continue to be best friends. We so appreciate your support from the beginning and moving forward." The statement ends with both their names at the end with a heart emoji.

In a recent video post to Instagram, Mendes discussed what happens in the aftermath of a breakup.

"Oh f**k, you don't realize when you break up with someone you think it's the right thing, like, you don't realize all the s**t that comes after it," he wrote. "Who do I call when I'm in a panic attack? Who do I call when I'm on the edge? That's the reality that kind of hit me. Like, 'Oh, I'm on my own now' and I hate that. That's my reality you know?"

Cabello also spoke out about the breakup in an interview with Zane Lowe. She explained that her priorities have recently changed. "My focus was just, how can I live a happy life and be in a healthy, happy relationship? I was doing therapy a lot. My focus really has shifted."

The "Havana" singer went on adding, "And even now while I'm in promo mode, honestly, if I'm not having fun, what's the f***ing point? I think as I get older, yeah, the priorities shift. We both started so young too, we're really learning how to be healthy adults. And that sometimes means not having your number one focus be your career. And that's okay."

Months after the breakup, the two successful artists have released new singles. Cabello recently released a song featuring Ed Sheeran called "Bam Bam." Mendes has released "It'll Be Okay" back in December.

And now, during the SXSW festival, Mendes took the stage to perform a new song titled "When You're Gone." Similar to his discussion in the Instagram video, the lyrics in the song read: "It's hard for me to let you go, so I'm trying to hold on, hold on. I don't wanna know what it's like when you're gone."

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
In a recent Instagram video, Shawn Mendes discusses the sad realities after a breakup. John Shearer/Getty Images