So, like, when are Camila Cabello and Joe Jonas recording a duet?
Camila Cabello and Joe Jonas recently teamed up for the latest “Carpool Karaoke” episode on Apple Music and they are adorable together. The two singers belted out “You’re The One That I Want” from the “Grease” soundtrack and they nailed it. Like, the two wereSandy Olsson and Danny Zuko while driving on the streets of Los Angeles. Their chemistry was apparent right away, as Cabello looked at Jonas and asked if he remembered the first time they met. Jonas’ first recollection was an awards show, but Cabello revealed she had actually met Jonas while he was still a member of the Jonas Brothers. Jonas said he had no idea.
Cabello had a photo to prove she had met Joe during his Jonas Brothers days.
CREDIT: The Late Late Show with James Corden / YouTube
You know, when Jonas was still rocking the somewhat longer hair and was bringing us hits like “Burnin’ Up” and “Hold On.”
Here’s what she showed him: One of those sneaky, blurry fan selfies with the celeb completely unaware in the background.
CREDIT: The Late Late Show with James Corden / YouTube
Looks like Cabello was a total fangirl before becoming a celebrity herself. #Adorbs
As you definitely know by now, the song “Señorita” by Camilla Cabello and Shawn Mendes, has become a bonafide hit. Currently sitting at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, the song is a sexy Latin romp that is definitely in the running for Song of the Summer. And sitting right above Cabello and Mendes on the charts is none other than Billie Eilish with her irresistible goth-pop track “Bad Guy.” Needless to say, both “Señorita” and “Bad Guy” are pretty much inescapable at this point, and with good reason: these songs are bops.
Now, if you’ve ever wondered what “Señorita” would sound like in the hands of Billie Eilish (and who wouldn’t?) you’re in luck! Popular Youtube singer/songwriter and all-around music genius Kurt Hugo Schneider has done just that. Recently, Schneider had the brilliant idea to remake the sexy pop gem “Señorita” in the style of Billie Eilish. The result is a fantastically creepy and deeply catchy cover that might just surpass the original.
As of now, Schneider’s re-imagining of “Señorita” has become a YouTube sensation, racking up over 5 million views on the video-sharing platform.
In his viral video, Schneider takes us step-by-step through the process of transforming Cabello and Mendes’s light-hearted pop song into a twisted gothic ballad. First, Schneider starts by slowing down “Señorita”‘s backing piano track, telling his audience that “it’s not a Billie Eilish song if it doesn’t have a super sad piano.” He then changes the piano chords to be “darker”, and then adds Eilish’s signature bass to the mix. He rounds out the backing track with a heavy dose of drums.
The video becomes really fascinating when Schneider takes Eilish’s signature and unorthodox sound-mixing tactics and adds some creepy synths and random recordings of every-day objects onto the track. For example, Schneider bites an apple and adds the crunch to the back-track. He then drops a ring onto his desk and uses the resulting sound to add another layer of complexity to the background.
After Schneider perfects the track, he adds the missing–and most important– a piece of the puzzle to complete the song: vocals.
Fellow Youtuber Madilyn Bailey lends her voice (and best Billie Eilish impression) to the track. Any Billie Eilish fan worth her salt knows that her vocals are so compelling not because of how she sings, but the way her singing is layered and mixed to give a chilling, memorable performance. Bailey rounded out the track with some Eilish-inspired whisper-singing and an interesting mix of alto and soprano singing. When the song was finally finished, the duo completed the project with an accompanying music video.
The final result was haunting, creepy, and possibly an improvement on the original song, which, for all its catchiness, lacked some substance.
After all, the one complaint we have of the otherwise perfect “Señorita” is that the song is, unfortunately, just bubblegum pop. There’s not much soul in the lyrics or the performances (sorry Camilla!).
As for YouTube users, they were more than impressed by the “Señorita” remix.
There’s nothing the public loves more than a mash-up of their favorite artists.
This Youtube user wanted a Billie Eilish Reaction Video ASAP.
We, also, would love to see what Billie would think of Schneider’s creative remix. We wonder if she’s already seen it?
This user couldn’t help but make a joke about the contrast of the original song with the revamped version.
There might not be two songs on the Billboard Charts that are as different as “Señorita” and “Bad Guy”.
This Latina demanded that the track be available to her for all her re-listening needs.
This is definitely the type of song we’d love to show our friends and subsequently keep on repeat.
This commenter nailed the reason why Schneider’s version of “Señorita” is arguably more compelling than the original:
We wonder if Cabello and Mendes have heard this iteration and wish they take their version in a slightly different direction. We wouldn’t blame them if they did!
This Youtuber made a great point about how Schneider’s version added some much-needed mystery to “Señorita”.
It’s definitely true that Kurt Hugo Schneider is an ultra-talented artist. Having an ear that is so fine-tuned to sound production is a hard skill to acquire! We definitely give props where props are due.
If you’re interested in listening to any of Schneider’s other songs, take a look at the rest of his video library on his YouTube page. Not only does he have other re-imaginings of “Señorita”, but he has other musical reboots. Take a look of his version of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” if it were made by Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello here. You won’t be disappointed!
There is one thing in music that is not up for debate: the Camilizer fandom is one of the strongest. No matter what the pop star is doing, her fans will always show up with full support on social media and irl. That fandom is making power moves again now that Cabello’s new collab “Señorita” with Shawn Mendes is out. In less than 24 hours, the video already had 14 million views.
Camila Cabello got her fandom ready with one tweet and it worked.
Cabello’s Twitter is a powerful tool. When she tweets, her millions of followers listen. It is clear that she has learned how to harness social media for the betterment of her career and it is paying off. Tbh, she kind of deserves the success she has garnered so far. Like, she skipped her quinces so she could audition for the X Factor and the rest is music history.
Cabello stans are here to tell you that “Señorita” is a song that is here to stay.
No one is surprised to hear that Cabello was able to put out a hit. She is proving herself as a powerful musician. We still can’t get “Havana” out of our heads and it has been out for two years.
Like, this is what the Camilizer fandom is doing the rest of the weekend with this song in the background.
Low key, a lot of people will be giving this song all of their streams this weekend. Who wouldn’t want to spend the next couple days bouncing to this song?
People are crying over the new song because they have been waiting for new music.
Take some deep breaths and relax. You don’t want to miss any of the music or video because you can’t see or hear over your own sobs. Is it even worth listening if you are crying so intensely?
Fans had theories about how the singers prepared for their intimate moments on screen.
Obviously, you wouldn’t want to have bad breath when you have to kiss someone over and over again. It is also kind of cute that Mendes was so concerned that he ate mints to make sure he had good breath for Cabello.
The video and the passion between the singers is reigniting speculation that they are secretly more than friends.
Some people might call it good acting and on-screen chemistry. Camilizers call it them sharing their truth while hiding behind the facade of music and the arts. Whichever it is, they know how to make a convincing couple on the screen.
Here is the full video for Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes’s “Señorita.”
Congrats, you two. Seems like you really did the thing with this video.
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