"If I Can't Have You" was released on May 3rd 2019. The song is said to be inspired by The 1975 as during the writing and recording process, Shawn was "obsessed" with The 1975's latest album. The song is about the feeling of being stuck on someone and being unable to move on, being consumed by the feelings you have for someone. In the song Shawn sings "I want all of you, all the strings attached", this could be a nod to one of his older songs "Strings" from his album "Handwritten" where he repeats the line "I want all the strings attached" several times throughout.
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