Camila Cabello is revealing the inspiration behind her hit “I Know What You Did Last Summer” in this new interview.
“The song is about cheating. Two days before we wrote this song I found out from a friend of mine that the boy that I was ‘talking to’ was also talking to other girls,” Camila told Teen Vogue. “The line ‘can’t seem to let you go / can’t seem to hold you close’ was about that weird period when you find out you’re being played but haven’t said anything to him yet and it’s awkward and distant. In the song, as the ‘cheater,’ I put myself in that guy’s perspective. A few days after we wrote the song, I told him I couldn’t do it anymore.”
As for her relationships, Camila said, “I’ve learned that I don’t want to be as open or public about relationships anymore. In my first relationship, I thought I could hold on to the normalcy of just being like ‘Yeah, we’re dating,’ just like if it were high school and I was telling my friends. But in high school, there aren’t articles written everywhere when you break up and you don’t have everyone in the school coming up to you and asking what happened or sharing their opinion with you. It didn’t feel like ours anymore, it felt like everybody else’s. I love that nobody knows who this song is about and I don’t have to get asked about this guy in interviews. After that, I dated other people that nobody even knows I ever hung out with, because I didn’t want there to be any tweets or selfies or pictures of us holding hands because I wanted it to be just mine and that person’s. If there were to be tweets or pictures of us, it would be because I was with that person for a while and the relationship was really special and strong enough.”
For more on Camila, visit TeenVogue.com.