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Shawn Mendes plans to write "a lot" of his next album "on the road"

Shawn Mendes plans to write "a lot" of his next album "on the road".

The 18-year-old singer-songwriter has revealed his new record is already in the works and he's been busily thinking about how he's going to pen new tracks while he's also touring. Mendes shared:

"We're trying to plan everything so that there's time to make music, too. I'll be writing and recording a lot on the road. I want to make sure I have a good amount of time to create the next album."

And the Canadian star, who is currently touring with his album, 'Illuminate,' has suggested he could release new material in the coming months, because he doesn't see any value in holding his music back. He told Billboard:

"I think if you're creating music and you love the song, holding it back is just doing it an injustice. Sometimes when the song is right for that time period it's just kinda bad to let it wait and then when you do release it eight months down the road, it's not the same."

Meanwhile, the heartthrob recently backed Camila Cabello to "take over the world", after she walked away from Fifth Harmony in 2016. The pair collaborated on the 2015 single, 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' and now that Cabello has left the chart-topping girl group to launch her own solo career, Mendes is tipping her for huge success. He previously said:

"It would take a big force to stop her from taking over the world."

Shawn Mendes is due to hit the UK next week as part of his Illuminate World Tour. He said:

“I’m so excited for the Illuminate World Tour and to head to the UK for the shows there. The British fans have been so supportive and this will be my first time headlining in Scotland and Manchester, as well as The O2 in London. I can’t wait!”

The April UK tour dates for Shawn Mendes' Illuminate Tour are as follows:
Thursday April 27: The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Friday April 28: Manchester Arena 

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