Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s Steamy New Single
As if their chemistry wasn’t evident in their first collaboration I Know What You Did Last Summer in 2015, pop stars Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello heat up the summer season with their new single Señorita. The song puts a steamy twist on the familiar Latin American pop sound that Despacito popularized a couple of years ago. It was released on June 20th along with the music video that displayed the close nature of the singers’ relationship.
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello go back and forth throughout the song, depicting scenes of a fleeting relationship that could just as well be the plot of a romantic movie. Throughout the song, the pair sing about dancing under the moonlight, meeting in a hotel after and the course of emotions they each go through in the aftermath of the chance encounter. The lyrics “I wish I could pretend I didn’t need you” and “oh I should be running / oh you keep me coming for you” show the inner conflict the duo face when dealing with temptation and longing for the other person. These lyrics touch upon a common feeling amongst many listeners who have been attracted to someone in a fleeting moment. Overall, the plot that develops throughout the song will definitely captivate listeners, along with the catchy melodies that are paired with the lyrics.
Señorita definitely strays from Shawn Mendes’ normal upbeat pop tunes as it plays around with Latin American dance vibes and laid back guitar riffs. However, the single plays right into the strengths of Camila Cabello who begins the song with controlled vocals that still provide a strong presence to the main hook. Shawn Mendes opts for a more breathy tone in his voice as he sings “sapphire moonlight / we danced for hours in the sand,” providing a sultry feeling that leaves listeners craving more. Together, both singers’ vocals blend nicely during the chorus both in unison and in their harmonies. The music itself definitely elevates Señorita to a top spot on our summer playlist with its catchy hook that is bound to get stuck in your head. Get ready to sing “ooo la la la” and dance along at your next summer party!
As for the music video, both Mendes and Cabello show off their dancing and acting skills as they tell the story of two people meeting and developing emotions. Certain scenes throughout the music video definitely left fans questioning the true nature of the singers’ relationship, however recently released behind the scenes footage shows the fun-loving friendship they share through lighthearted dance rehearsals (in which Shawn Mendes accidentally drops Camila Cabello while dancing). Overall, the video matches the song perfectly as the steamy summer track contributes to the wonder and drama of the story that is developed.
Señorita draws some of the familiar Latin American pop sound that many listeners enjoy while catching their attention with catchy melodies, tasteful guitar riffs, and a captivating story created by the lyrics. If you haven’t heard Señorita yet, we highly recommend you stream it on your favorite music streaming platform and check out the music video on YouTube. It’s a new summer jam that you won’t regret hearing!