At the first performance of this song. Grace sang it accompanied by a guitarist and herself on a can of oatmeal. Shawn Mendez later heard her version and loved it (se notes for the Elvis Duran performance)
“In My Blood” was written on the first day of songwriting in Malibu, Calif., for Mendes’s 2018 self-titled release, said Harris, who entered the “beautiful studio,” picked up an “interesting instrument” that no one had played before and started messing around with it. Weeks later, they played the same melody on guitar, creating the tune, which was the lead single for Mendes’s third album. The song, which addresses anxiety and mental health, peaked at No. 7 on the Top 40 charts.
“With Shawn’s music, we try to get as personal as possible,” Harris said, noting that his songwriting process often begins like a therapy session."
(Cowriter Scott Harris Freedman in an interview with liherald.com on Jan. 10, 2019)