Camila Cabello’s solo career is going pretty well since
leaving Fifth Harmony almost 3 years ago. Her hit song “Senorita” with her
‘boyfriend’ Shawn Mendes has been, along with Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” the
tune of summer 2019. And she continues
travel with the Mendes tour.
A year after Cabello left Fifth Harmony; the group went on
hiatus to follow Camila to solo careers. They haven’t performed or recorded in
almost two years. In a recent interview, when Cabella was asked why they’re not
in contact said, “It’s not because there’s any animosity between us but rather
the courses of our lives have drifted. But if I saw any of them at an awards
show, I would say ‘hi’ and it would be totally cool. It feels like there’s been
a reset just because of the amount of time that’s passed.”
It would be interesting to hear if her former
band members feel the same way. While Cabello even commented on her liking of
former band member’s song “Love Lies” with Khalid, you have to wonder if she’s
the only one of the former group that feels that everything “would be cool”
Are Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello a professional couple or
a couple-couple? That’s the question
that folks who see them together are asking.
Their professional hookup started back in 2015 when they combined for
the hit “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” which they sang together at the LA
Jingle Ball that year. He was 16, she
was 18 at the time. They got together
again in 2016 to host the iHeartradio MuchMusic Video Awards.
Now it’s 2019 and they have combined yet again for their
smash hit “Senorita,” which is causing them to perform together as they did at
both nights of his LA Staples Center concerts last week.
That’s all professional, but the 4th of July pool party, the
brunches with his family and the late night grub grabs around LA suggest
there’s more, which is added to by the touchy, feely public intimacy they share
at these sightings. Though Shawn has
denied a dating relationship, Camila’s Instagram says something different; in
it she refers to Mendes as “amazing” and “unreal.”
Spokespeople lay cover with obtuse statements to
HollywoodLife like, “They aren’t putting any labels on what they are or are not
right now because they have been friends for so long. They also can’t deny the
attraction they have for each other and the genuine feelings of liking each
other more than just friends. They both are eager to try something more. But
are also scared to dive in because they don’t want to ruin their friendship and
hurt each other’s feelings down the road if it doesn’t work out.” Translation: They’re a couple-couple.
“Senorita” by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello sounds like summer as their mellow voices alternate, then harmonize, then alternate again with a light Latin snap rhythm in support of a pretty stock melody. It also sounds like something else; a chart topper.
The two artists had a hit together as teens four years ago with “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” which came out of Mendes’ album Handwritten. There‘s been some growth from then to now. Check them out getting steamy in their latest music video below!