It’s almost here! Camila Cabello‘s debut solo single reportedly has a release date, and it’s right around the corner.
UsWeekly staff writer Nick Hautman took to his Twitter account to proclaim the news: “Camila Cabello’s debut solo single is out May 5.”
Of course, it hasn’t been confirmed or denied by Camila‘s camp, but the timeline makes sense, because 20-year-old Camilahas mentioned before that she wanted to put her first single out “before summer.”
Naturally, we are very excited to hear her new music.
We have yet another indicator that the former Fifth Harmony star’s debut solo album is coming soon, because she’s been in the studio collaborating with *another* artist. This time it’s One Republic frontman Ryan Tedder, and fans could not be more excited.
Ryan tweeted out a six-second clip of the two of them in the studio last night (April 4), and Camila quickly retweeted the post accompanied by musical instrument and heart emojis.
Between this and the reported 20 songsCamila‘s recorded with Diplo, an album has to be on its way. After all, we know Camila‘s been spending all of her time in the studio… and this is yet another indicator of what we have to look forward to.
Speaking with the glossy, Camila opened up about her immigration story and how she wants to write an immigrant love song.
“Right now I’m in the process of writing about our whole journey. I want to make a love song for immigrants,” she revealed. “That word, immigrant, has such a negative connotation—I can just imagine all the little girls who have dreams of coming here and feel unwanted.”
Camila adds, “It inspires me in my music to do my best to give [them] the light that I have. I want to be what people think of when they think of America—a person who, no matter what her first language was or what her religion is, can see her dreams come to life if she works hard enough.”
When Camila was only six years old, she and Sinuhe left Cuba for America, and was almost painfully shy in school — but that didn’t stop her from her dreams.
Sinuhe later admitted, that because of her shyness, she “never expected her to be a singer.”
“I have never met someone who can confront her fears in the way she does,” Sinuhe told Glamour in a new feature. “I can tell she’s terrified, but she doesn’t stop. She always asks me, ‘Do you think everybody knows [I’m scared]?’ And I’m like, ‘No, nobody can tell.’”
Camila adds, “I think the most important thing I’ve learned from my mom has been: You’re human if you have fear, but you can’t ever let it determine how hard you go at a situation. If anything, it should make you go harder—go for it all the way.”