The Fifth Harmony ladies are on a roll! Normani captivated the world with her “Motivation” video. Ally Brooke is heading to dominate Dancing With the Stars.
And still in her “Señorita” afterglow, Camila Cabello has dropped not one, but two songs from her upcoming album, Romance. For the purposes of this post and our little hearts, we will be pretending that every song is about Shawn Peter Raul Mendes.
“Shameless” is all about how she can’t get her mind or hands off a certain someone. Very “Hands to Myself” by Selena Gomez, but grittier with that trademark Camila Cabello voice. Then, there’s “Liar” with a beat that basically requires a little hip shake.
In an Instagram post, Camila welcomes fans to the world of Romance. It takes on a Roman aesthetic with soft colors, like it could be a scene in “God Is a Woman.” With visuals like this, we’re ready for a music video ASAP.
There are many ways you could describe Cabello’s life over the past year, but “regular” isn’t one of them. Since the rise of 2017’s radio smash “Havana,” she’s become Spotify’s second-most-streamed artist. She opened for Taylor Swift on the pop star’s Reputation tour, and headlined her own Never Be the Same world tour. She was nominated for two Grammy awards; her self-titled album went platinum; and she became a L’Oréal Paris spokeswoman and collaborated with the brand on a makeup collection. And, more recently, she purchased a villa reportedly worth $3.38 million in the Hollywood Hills. She even found time to fall in love. Most importantly, however, she found her confidence. “I think I just know myself more,” she says. “I’m more gentle with myself. I think I naturally have less anxiety now, because I realized that so many of the things that brought it on weren’t so scary after all.”
You’ve hinted that there is much more personal material on your new album, and that you’re really emotional about it. Why is that? Honestly, this past year and a half was the first time I really experienced falling in love with another person. I think there is so much more depth to love when you know you are in it with another person. You have so much more to say—I think that’s what makes me emotional.
You’d never felt in love before? No, I hadn’t. I’ve loved people from afar, but falling in love with someone and having feelings for someone but they don’t know.... It’s different.
You’re so open about your personal life, but then you seem cautious about your romantic relationships. I am, to a maddening degree. Love is the most sacred, precious thing to me. I want to always feel like my love is between me and that person, and never belonging to anyone else. As much as I love my fans, and as much as I love people, I like to live my life as normally as possible. In a relationship, it makes me feel uncomfortable to invite everyone in on that.
How has the process been making your new album? There was a time when I was listening to these songs that I had to turn the album off. I had to let go emotionally—I sat there and cried so much.I feel an undeniable truth that the album has captured the essence of me at this point in my life. I always think, “Could I be more honest? Could I be more open?” I feel like I’ve done that even better than on my first album. It feels like when I’m 80 years old, I’ll look back and think, “Wow,I remember this time; I remember how I felt. I remember that night. I remember that moment.” It’s pictures of my life—I love it.
What was it like working with Ed Sheeran again? It’s probably one of the most surreal things that’s ever happened. I actually cried the first time I met him, when I was about 16. I just love his music; he’s been the soundtrack for my life. By the time we worked together for this album, we were already friends, so we were just talking about my life, and we wrote a song that really captured it. I felt very vulnerable, but that’s what writing sessions are all about/
You’re very outspoken about women’s rights and gay rights. What if there were a world in which women couldn’t legally have abortions, or gay people weren’t allowed to marry—how would that make you feel? Obviously, it would be tragic for humans. What is incredible is that people who are not affected are feeling empathy for other humans and being like, “Hey, this is not right.” It’s so obvious that it isn’t right, and I’m so happy to be a part of my generation, which is so much more open about this stuff. I feel like minds are opening because of information.
Do you think there are many misconceptions about you in the media? I don’t really know. Honestly, I’m, like, never on social media—I don’t know what people think about me. There are probably a lot of misconceptions, but I don’t care. I think I have a better, wiser perspective on things because I am older and I understand myself a lot more. I feel far more grown-up. Growing up! It’s an adventure.
Camila Cabello may be a world-famous pop singer, but like many other stars, she isn’t afraid to candidly talk about her mental health with fans. During a Wednesday night concert, the “Havana” singer gave an emotional reminder about why it’s important to talk about.
Cabello was in her hometown of Miami, Florida, for a performance that included many of her popular hits and new tracks from her upcoming album, “Romance.” Before launching into her song “Scar Tissue,” however, Cabello had a message for her assembled fans about her mental health journey.
“I have struggled so much in the last few years with anxiety and with, you know, I feel like this song, at this part of the show, is so important to me because I’ve had to remind myself lately, to be so kind to myself,” Cabello said, adding:
I wrote, for the past few months this album called ‘Romance,’ which is all about falling in love, but the funny thing is, that this journey always just brings me back to myself. That the person you need to fall in love with the most, the person you need to be kindest to, the person who you need to be most patient with, in love with, is actually you.
The holidays are definitely coming early, as Camila Cabello announced on Wednesday morning (Nov. 13) that her second album, Romance, will drop on Dec. 6 through SYCO/Epic Records. Pre-orders for the album -- which features the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit "Señorita," with Shawn Mendes, as well as recent releases "Shameless," "Liar," "Cry For Me" and "Easy" -- will begin on Friday (Nov. 15); all pre-orders will include an immediate unlock of all of those songs as well as the new album track "Living Proof."
Also announced on Wednesday was the North American leg of the Romance Tour, Cabello's first-ever headlining outing, which is slated to kick off on July 20 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC. The 26-date arena tour is slated to wind its way across the continent and hit Portland, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Houston, Detroit, Philadelphia, New York and Orlando before winding down on Sept. 26 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. All tickets purchased for the tour will include a copy of the album.
The tour, presented by Mastercard, will offer cardholders a pre-sale before the general public on Friday at 10 a.m. local time until Sunday (Nov. 17) at 10 p.m. local time; cardholders will also have access to a special Mastercard seating section and fan swag bag available on ticketing sites. Registration for the Ticketmaster Verified Fan presale is open now and will close on Saturday (Nov. 16) at 10 p.m. ET. A Verified Fan presale will kick off on Monday (Nov. 18) at 9 a.m. local time until Nov. 20 at 10 p.m. local time. Local presales will open on Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time; general public tickets will go on sale on Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. local time. Click here for more information.
Check out the Romance tour dates below.
July 29 -- Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
July 31 -- Everett, WA @ Angel of the Winds Arena
Aug. 1 -- Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Aug. 4 -- Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Aug. 5 -- San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
Aug. 7 -- Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
Aug. 11 -- San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena San Diego
Aug. 12 -- Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
Aug. 14 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's honeymoon phase strongly rolls on. On Friday, the couple went out to dinner at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica. Paparazzi documented key moments, including when Cabello dramatically jumped into Mendes' arms for an impromptu makeout. When you're young and superduper in love, right?
Their dramatic makeout comes after they were photographed last week spending an entire NBA game kissing, cuddling, and showing practically every form of PDA imaginable.
When Camila is not hanging out with family or friends, she’s gearing up for her second studio album. Romance is set to come out on Dec. 6 and with hit singles such as “Señorita” and “Shameless” already topping the charts, it’s clear to see that it will be another musical success for the talented artist. She gave us a preview of the memorable songs yet to come when she made her Saturday Night Live debut on Oct. 13 and sang the gorgeous song “Cry For Me”, which will be included on the new album.