It is a lesser known fact about Shawn Mendez, a popular star of pop culture, that he was born in Canada to a Portuguese immigrant father and a British Mother.
And to honor his Portuguese heritage, he has released a new song of his summer hit, In My blood, released only about a month ago. Originally in English, the song has deep, heart-wrenching lyrics, which is why it will be used at the official song for Portugal’s Football Team.
The lyrics, however, have been altered a little. The new part of the chorus translates to, “I will believe. That we are going to make it, That we are going to conquer, We are Portugal, A single voice, and heart.”
Portugal’s tournament against Spain begins on June 15, and there’s no question that Shawn will be watching.
“I follow Portugal and England because of my parents, who are from the two countries,” Shawn says in a statement, “In the World Cup I’m always cheering for Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo, who is my favorite player and probably one of my biggest inspirations.”
We’re here for this version of the song, it’s fresh and invigorating, what about you?
Listen New Version Of In My Blood Below