Shawn Mendes has shared the 'biggest lesson' he learned from 2023 amid moments of 'extreme anxiety.'
Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, January 2, the singer penned a thought-provoking note while bidding farewell to 2023.
Recalling the journey of the last 12 months, Shawn revealed that singing became a source of comfort for him, especially in 'moments of extreme anxiety or fear.'
"Over the last year I spent a lot of time singing like this. I found that in moments of extreme anxiety or fear if I sat down with my harmonium and allowed myself with full trust to sing whatever came out it would often ease the pain,” he wrote alongside a video of himself singing while playing the harmonium.
The Treat You Better hitmaker further wrote, “It felt so difficult at first to let myself sing without needing perfection but after a while I actually started to fall in love with the dance between the right and the wrong notes.”
“I realised there were only moments of bliss and euphoria from the ‘right’ notes BECAUSE of the ‘wrong’ notes. The only reason I can sing in key is because I have learned to listen,” explained the Canadian singer.
In the end, Shawn wrote about the biggest lesson he learned from the past year.
“The biggest lesson for me this year has been to accept and welcome the lows of life,” The Mercy singer concluded.