It's hard to believe that it's almost been a full year since Camila Cabello announced her departure from Fifth Harmony. Since leaving the group that made her a household name, Cabello has been outspoken about her desire to create music that is meaningful to her personally. It's clear from the songs she's been releasing over the past few months that she's not shying away from raw, personal storytelling in her tracks. From 'I Have Questions' to 'Havana,' Cabello is showing her fans a new side of herself. During an interview with Lulu y Lala last week, the 20-year-old singer spoke about her music making process as a solo artist revealing that 'Havana' was the hardest song to make on her upcoming album.
"I had the title on my phone for a really long time," Cabello said of the track. Despite knowing that she wanted to create a song about the Cuban capital, she still had to write it "about five different times. It was the hardest one to make on the album, but it was worth it." It's no surprise that 'Havana' would have such a special meaning for Cabello, who was born in Havana and immigrated to America with her mother when she was just seven years old.
Cabello's journey as a solo artist has already taken her to some pretty incredible places in just ten short months. From touring with Bruno Mars to performing on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, she's undoubtedly making her mark. The 'Crying in the Club' singer was just nominated for her first Latin Grammy nomination for Best Urban Song for 'Hey Ma, which was a collaboration with Pitbull and J Balvin for the The Fate of the Furious soundtrack. "I screamed a lot and I jumped on the bed," Cabello described her reaction to the news. "It's crazy. I haven't even had time to process everything that's been going on. It's probably better that way. I'm so, so grateful. It's such an honor."
While Cabello is obviously excited about her Latin Grammy nomination, she opened up about how meaningful it will be for her parents. She plans on bringing her family to the awards show where they'll be able to meet some of their favorite Latin artists. Cabello will also be performing at our Fiesta Latina concert on Nov. 4, which we're all really excited about.
There are, of course, some downsides to kind of success Cabello has been able to achieve. She spoke about dealing with leaks of her songs, as well as listening to the bootleg versions of her music. "It's honestly the worst feeling," she said of leaks. "It's painful." Cabello didn't linger on this for too long, though, instead choosing to focus on the positive aspects of her career. She revealed that a remix of 'Havana' is coming soon, although she wouldn't reveal who she was teaming up with. She assured us that we're going to "really like it."
We're so excited for Cabello and all of the amazing success she's experiencing. We can't wait to see what she gets up to next, including finding out who she's teaming up with for the 'Havana' remix. While her album release date has been pushed back with no official release date, Cabello promises it will be released when it's ready. Until then, it's time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the awesome tracks she's already released.