In the SKINtillating shots, the Canadian crooner showed off his six-pack in a series of shirtless snaps for the popular publication.
Plus, the pop star flaunted his fab figure in a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot! Ch-ch-check it out (below)!
But, the songsmith's interview was more than just skin-deep. The Treat You Better performer dished about writing songs about love, saying:
"Love is probably the strongest emotion that you can feel. It's very natural—and I wouldn't want to say easy—but natural and comfortable to write about, and there's so many different forms of it, millions of layers, you could write forever about it."
The acclaimed artist said this comfort has always been encouraged by his family, adding:
"My family, growing up, all my cousins, all of us, we all spoke about how we were feeling, it wasn't a hide your emotions type family."
We're so glad his fam is so supportive!
Read on for more HIGHlights (below)!
On growing up: "Having people watch you and judge you on everything you do—it makes it a lot harder. It's definitely made me grow up faster than I would have. I feel like, what? 23 sometimes in an 18 year-old body."
On being a "mischievous" kid: "I don't know. My friends and I would long board around, skateboard around, regular teenager guy things to do. … I've never lit a mailbox on fire, but, okay, I can't say I've been perfect, but I've been okay."
And be sure to take a look at the gallery (above) for more shots of Shawn!