That’s a very interesting way to keep warm in the winter.
“Havana” singer Camila Cabello has been everywhere lately promoting her debut album, “Camila”. Her latest stop was on “The Ellen Show” and the Cuban-Mexican-American pop star shared some very personal details about her New Year’s Eve performance in New York City.
Cabello was raised in Miami so temperatures below 60 are likely to trigger a state of emergency for her. So what did the singer do to stay warm while performing during the second coldest New Year’s Eve in New York City’s history?
She took hand warmers and put them down the front of her pants. That’s right. The hand warmers were placed over her underwear and under her pants to keep her from getting too cold, according to what she told Ellen DeGeneres.
“It helped a lot,” Cabello told a skeptical and amused looking DeGeneres. “It helped a lot because I feel like, first of all, it was great. I don’t know why but it was great and I couldn’t put them on my toes because then it makes the shoe uncomfortable and this was the only place that I could do it.”
DeGeneres face literally represented everyone’s reaction when they heard this.
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 something about your parents staying friends with your ex that drives people crazy. Like, they also made connections with those people and they might really like them. However, should they take your side and just cut them off? That is the debate raging right now after on Twitter user confronted his mom about liking one of his ex’s Instagram photos.
Here is the moment Alan Zamora confronted his mother about liking his ex’s photo on social media.
He confronted him mother with a, “WTF?!” She responded simply with, “Terminó contigo, pero no conmigo.” She added: “She’s my friend.” Now, that is just some cold honesty about the importance of making sure your parents don’t get too attached to your novios and novias.
Her insistence on being friends with his ex led him to ask for new moms.
Who wants to give this man the mom he clearly wants. Obviously, he is looking for fierce loyalty and a mother who will never side with his ex over him. Also must be able to be filmed for Twitter at a moment’s notice.
She even invited his ex over to hang out and we are all dead.
Honestly, we all love when our ex’s parents want to stay in touch with us. They clearly love what we have to offer to the world. However, have you ever been on the other side of this? Have you ever seen your parents try to hangout with your exes while liking their social media pics?
Some people saw this and thanked the universe that their parents can’t do the same thing.
Pro tip: Make your parents social media illiterate. If they don’t know how to do social media, they can’t break your heart like this. Imagine your mom having an entire Instagram just to stay connected with the exes she liked from your life.
Some moms came through to explain what is happening from her perspective.
It is kind of unfair for us to ask our parents to just cut someone out of their lives just because we couldn’t make it work. should they put their lives and hearts on pause just because our lives fell apart? It is a question that some moms legit want us to answer.
There were a few examples of parents taking it too far.
Like, who does this? How does your mom take a trip with one of your exes then send you photos of the trip? This is the ultimate betrayal. There you are just living life wanting to take a trip with your mom then she takes the one who got away. Shady.
Or how about coming home and seeing your ex straight chilling with your folks?
Suddenly, your safe space is gone. You can’t come home and just relax because suddenly you have an ex hanging out on the couch. What a disaster. What a life they must live to do this to their pride and joy.
Yet, some people think that it is actually a sweet reminder of how much your life impacts your parents.
Try not to cry thinking about how much you mean to your parents. They love you so much that they love everyone you love. That is true unconditional love. What a wonderful thing to think about.
Oh, and Zamora wants you to know that his mom is one of the most beautiful women despite the original video.
What a great son. Even when he is betrayed by his mother, he still supports her unconditionally.