UPDATE // JULY 28: The full song premiered. It's a soft-spoken ditty about the impending wreckage before a breakup.
"I know it's gonna hurt. It's hard and I'll go first. I won't keep saying those three empty words," he sings. Listen:
EARLIER // JULY 27:
Shawn Mendes hums a few notes in a preview for "Three Empty Words."
17-year-old pop sensation Shawn Mendes is teasing another clip from his forthcoming album Illuminate. Following "Treat You Better" and his most recent release "Ruin" is "Three Empty Words," which will become available at midnight on Thursday (July 28).
In the mean time, dive into a guilt-free listening session with the mini John Mayer:
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) July 27, 2016
Is it safe to say "Three Empty Words" is a song about love gone wrong? Oh, to be 17 again.