Momentum behind Camila Cabello’s hit “Havana” has been getting hotter by the minute. Back in August, the former Fifth Harmony member released the song ahead of the debut of her first solo-album. “Havana” has seen a slow but steady growth amongst fans ever since. At end of October, the singer dropped a music video for the song and its popularity erupted. As of this week, the song is topping the Billboard Hot 100 Charts at the No. 2 spot. And just when we thought it couldn’t get any bigger, Cabello released an additional video for the song. In just 24 hrs, the vertically-shot video has garnered over 1 million views.
Here’s a *very* brief breakdown of the video.
The video starts with a close shot of the singer in front of a red background.
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It’s eventually revealed to be an actual ad for “Havana.” And how did we not figure this out?
Soon, Cabello and her squad make it on the train and do some good old-fashioned synchronized seated dancing.
CREDIT: CamilaCabelloVEVO / YouTube
Who hasn’t done this before while riding the train with their friends? Usually it is at 2 a.m. after the clubs are out, but the theory is still the same.
By the end, the whole thing leads into a random dance break on the train featuring Cabello’s suave dance moves.
CREDIT: CamilaCabelloVEVO / YouTube
The rest of the video includes more dancing, shots of Cabello staring out of train’s window, and her walking up and down the platform dancing to the rhythms of a street performer. All in all, the video makes a nice addition to the continued collection of “Havana” content.
Check out the full video down below and we dare you not to dance:
Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes have been fanning speculation of a possible relationship since they released their music video for “Señorita.” One of the biggest takeaways fro some fans was all about their kiss. Sure, it was a little bit awkward and clunky, but that’s kind of the point, right? Well, Cabello and Mendes took to social media to show off how they really kiss and people have a lot of questions and emotions. (The full video is in this post if you want to check it out.)
The infamous kiss on Instagram is causing a lot of secondhand embarrassment among the stanships.
It is truly a wild video. Like, who even kisses like that? It is really a moment that will live forever in social media history. Tbh, some people are lowkey just jealous that they didn’t get a chance to kiss either of them.
If Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes were trying to make their fan question their existence, they have succeeded.
It is hilarious in a way. Everyone thought they could jump in and tell them how they are supposed to be kissing, however, they never asked for the advice. It just goes to show you the power and influence of social media.
Some fans are acting like this was something they never asked for.
However, by tweeting that they are doing it all wrong is asking for it, y’all. If you were one of the people on Twitter talking about their kiss, know that you are the reason this kiss happened. You are the reason everyone on Instagram has to see this kind of sloppy kissing that we’ve only seen in teen movies.
Shawn Mendes: “So, we saw on Twitter and stuff, you guys saying stuff about the way we were kissing and how it looks weird, like, we kiss like fish.”
Camila Cabello: “Yeah. It really hurt our feelings.”
SM: “We just want to show you how we really kiss.”
It has been a complete mood killer for some of the fans.
The first emotion most people have when hearing of a Cabello and Mendes kiss is that they have to see it. The second emotion is that it is so unnecessary to kiss like that.
With more than 14 million views on Instagram, it is clear that the people want this kind of content.
Act all offended, if you want. The facts are in and they show that the fans are all over this video. People cannot get enough of the two pop stars kissing in their own very unique ways.
Some are threatening to banish Cabello and Mendes from the internet.
But, why? The people want and need this. How dare you try to deprive the Instagram community of this precious and necessary content.
However, if you want not to see this, don’t scroll any further in this post.
It is perfectly fine if you don’t want to see this. There is nothing forcing you to watch. But, who doesn’t want to?
Watch the most iconic kiss ever captured on camera below. (Spider-Man could never.)
Cuban-American pop star, Camila Cabello, has done it again, y’all. Twenty-two-year-old Cabello just released the two highly-anticipated singles from her new album, “Romance.” “I knew for a long time I wanted my album to be called Romance because these stories are about falling in love,” Cabello said in a statement. The two new songs, “Liar” and “Shameless”, are all about the obstacles we face in falling love–from the shame of Catholic guilt to feeling like a ‘liar,’ pretending you’re not falling in love.
Cabello also released a music video for “Shameless,” which has grown to 10 million views in less than 24 hours. For, recovering Catholics, it’s no secret why.
The video starts off with Cabello sorrowfully singing in a confessional booth.
“Don’t speak, no, don’t try / It’s been a secret for the longest time,” she sings. “Don’t run (Oh), no, don’t hide / Been running from it for the longest time.” The vast majority of Latinos grew up or identify as Roman Catholic. For many of us, we’re all too familiar with the confessional booths that prompted the guilt and shame for the “mortal sin” of lusting after a crush.
Cabello gets progressively more lusty while the Priestess remains stonefaced.
For one, never have we ever seen gender equality in the Priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church, so this simple change of scenery is significant. Still, Cabello seems to make the point that even if women are allowed in leading positions, the role still suppresses basic human desire as something worth confessing.
We get an intimate look inside Cabello’s ‘naked’ emotions that take her ‘out of her mind.’
“So many mornings I woke up confused / In my dreams, I do anything I want to you,” she sings, presumably about new bae, Shawn Mendes. “My emotions are naked, they’re taking me out of my mind.” Cabello and Mendes have been spotted holding hands in the street after many years of friendship. Just last week, Mendes cryptically confirmed that he was in a relationship, but that he can’t disclose any information out of respect for the other person. Obvi, that person is Camila Cabello.
Finally, Cabello is “shameless, screamin’ my lungs out for ya.”
“These songs are basically the story of my life the past couple years and the stories I’ve accumulated,” she said in a press statement. “I knew for a long time I wanted my album to be called Romance because these stories are about falling in love,” she added.
Then, the beat drops just as the sultriest line Cabello’s ever uttered makes its debut.
“Not afraid to face it, I need you more than I want to” she longingly sings. “It’s all over,” she belts, and she’s right. For those of us that didn’t save sex for marriage or God, we all remember that feeling. The gig is up, and the emotions are out of the box. “Show me you’re shameless” she begs of, let’s just say, Shawn Mendes. Then, Cabello’s sexiest line to date: “Write it on my neck, why don’t ya? And I won’t erase it“
The contrast between Cabello in white and her female crew in all red speaks volumes.
The first image of the video is of Cabello in a white dress, standing still in an empty street. By the end of the video, she’s running down the street, which is now lined with two rows of men with their backs to her. The role of the virgin is played out in the ‘pure’ white dress, alone in a street, chasing after her longings with no end in sight. Meanwhile, the women in the red dress symbolize the scarlet red of a woman whose gone after what she wants, only to be marked forever by it. the upside? Having a band of women who hold her up both lyrically, and physically in a stunning dance performance.
By the end of the video, Cabello sets fire to the confessional booth, symbolically burning down the binds of shame, so easily overcome by a fiery love.
We see Cabello’s curvy silhouette outlined by the fire that represents her love and passion for her newfound freedom and her love. Get it, Cabello. Muchas gracias for burning down the booth for us.