X Factor USA alum and former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello has dropped two new singles entitled “Shameless” and “Liar.” via SYCO/Epic Records. The new songs start the era of the highly personal and autobiographical second album, Romance.
“These songs are basically the story of my life the past couple years and the stories I’ve accumulated – I knew for a long time I wanted my album to be called Romance because these stories are about falling in love,” said Camila in a press statement.
“I think that these two are the same chapter of the story,” she told 97.1 AMP in a recent interview about why she dropped two songs at once. “It’s the same situation and basically two different sides of it. I wrote both songs in the same day.
“It was about a person I didn’t want to have feelings for and I didn’t want to face my feelings,” she continued. “I didn’t want to like him because I was scared.”
The emotional ballad “Shameless” comes with a new music video directed by Henry Scholfield [Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa & Rosalia].
Horns and a funky bass line are featured on the Latin flavored “Liar.” Listen to it below.
Next up, Camila performs on Saturday Night Live for the first time on Oct 12. Plus, she received a total of three nominations for the People’s Choice Awards to broadcast Nov 10 on E!. These include “Female Artist of 2019,” “Song of 2019 – ‘Señorita’,” and “Music Video of 2019 – ‘Señorita’.” Also, she was just revealed today as Elle’s October Music Issue cover girl.
Recently Camila performed “Señorita” live with Shawn Mendes at the MTV Video Music Awards. The song took home “Best Collaboration” and “Best Cinematography” at the VMAs and “Choice Summer Song” at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards. At 22-years-old, Camila is the youngest person to earn two #1s on the Hot 100 since Justin Bieber in 2017 and the youngest woman since Rihanna in 2010. “Señorita” marks her fourth #1 at Pop Radio and her second Hot 100 #1.
To date, Camila’s cumulative audio streams exceed 8.8 billion and video views surpass 3.5 billion.