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This ‘Billie Eilish’ Cover Of ‘Señorita’ Is Pretty Amazing To Listen To

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.

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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!

Watch the full song here!

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Prince Royce Reflects on Last Arena Concert Before COVID-19 Shutdown: See the Photos

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Prince Royce Reflects on Last Arena Concert Before COVID-19 Shutdown: See the Photos

It’s officially been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency in the U.S. Prince Royce was one of the artists to put on a final arena concert before all major live events in the country were canceled. Here’s a look back at that concert.

Prince Royce and Billie Eilish played the last arena shows.

Rolling Stone identified Prince Royce, Billie Eilish, Post Malone, and Lauren Dangle as the artists to host the last large-scale shows in the U.S. on March 12, 2020. A day later, President Donald Trump declared the Coronavirus a “national emergency.” All live entertainment was suspended soon after as each state put in place stay-at-home orders.

Prince Royce was the very start of his Alter Ego tour supporting his double-album of the same name. The first show kicked off on March 4 in Seattle. For his sixth concert at The Forum in Los Angeles, the Dominican-American pop star had the choice to cancel it like the rest of his tour or go on with the show. He opted for the latter as one last hurrah that culminated with the 10th anniversary of his music career.

A year later, Royce reflected on that final show and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Exactly a year after that final show, Prince Royce reflected on the ongoing pandemic on Instagram. He also shared a few photos from the concert at The Forum. In one of them, Royce is blowing an air kiss to his adoring fans.  

“Exactly a year ago at The Forum I sang to them in concert for the last time without knowing that we would be distanced for so long,” he wrote in Spanish. “They don’t know how much I miss them!!!!!! I have faith that if we continue to take care of ourselves, very soon we will be singing and having fun together again.”

Prince Royce also released a behind-the-scenes video of that final show.

“A year later we continue the fight against the pandemic, but each day we’re more closer to be able to hug each other again and to sing live to you,” he continued. “See you very soon.”

There are more photos of the show exclusively here.

Prince Royce was also kind enough to share a few more photos of The Forum show with mitú. All photo credits to Emilio Sanchez.

Bachateando with his fellow Dominicana DaniLeigh.

Bringing sexy back.

A rose for you.

With his fanbase, las Roycenaticas (and the Roycenaticos in there, too).

This boy is on fire.

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READ: After Winning Four Latin American Music Awards, Prince Royce Appears In New Video With Chris Brown

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Camila Cabello Says That She Has Been Going To Weekly Racial Healing Sessions After Her ‘N-Word’ Scandal

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Camila Cabello Says That She Has Been Going To Weekly Racial Healing Sessions After Her ‘N-Word’ Scandal

Over a year has passed since Camila Cabello’s old and racist Tumblr posts resurfaced in order to haunt her. Now, after having issued an apology months ago, and spending some time in quarantine, it seems she’s eager to ask once again for our forgiveness.

Cabello recently shared that she’s been attending weekly racial healing sessions after it came out that she used racist and offensive language in social media posts.

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In a recent interview with People magazine, Camila revealed that she had joined the National Compadres Network’s racial healing program soon after she had issued a public apology for her actions in December 2019. “It created a space where I was held accountable,” Camila explained in her interview. “You get corrected, you have homework, and you learn. That’s how you move forward. Now I know better so I can do better.”

Cabello went onto explain that the sessions encouraged her to hold herself accountable.

“As I learned more about other people’s experiences in the world, I was like, ‘How do I help the people who are on the frontlines of dismantling systems that create oppression? And how do I bridge that with my own personal journey with mental health and healing?” she explained before realizing that her experience encouraged her to financially support Movement Voter Fund to help create the Healing Justice Project. Cabello says that she has donated $250,000 to ten different organizations that have set out to fight for racial justice.

“What all the organizations have in common is that they are helping their communities, especially marginalized groups in their communities,” Camila Cabello explained. “They all also expressed a need for these mental wellness resources.”

In December 2019, Camila was forced to acknowledge the offensive and hurtful nature of her old posts and texts some of which targeted her fellow Fifth Harmony group member Normani.

“I was uneducated and ignorant and once I became aware of the history and the weight and the true meaning behind this horrible and hurtful language, I was deeply embarrassed I ever used it. I apologize then and I apologize again now. I’m 22 now,” she underlined at the time. “I’m an adult and I’ve grown and learned and am conscious and aware of the history and the pain it carries in a way I wasn’t before.”

At the time, Normani expressed her disappointment in the resurfaced posts in a 2020 interview with Rolling Stone.

“I struggled with talking about this because I didn’t want it to be a part of my narrative, but I am a Black woman, who is a part of an entire generation that has a similar story. I face senseless attacks daily, as does the rest of my community,” Normani explained at the time. “This represents a day in the life for us. I have been tolerating discrimination far before I could even comprehend what exactly was happening. Direct and subliminal hatred has been geared towards me for many years solely because of the color of my skin.”

Normani went on to point out that Camila Cabello remained quiet when she endured racist attacks online explaining “It took days for her to acknowledge what I was dealing with online and then years for her to take responsibility for the offensive tweets that recently resurfaced. Whether or not it was her intention, this made me feel like I was second to the relationship that she had with her fans.”

Normani eventually expressed a wish to see Camila learn. “There is genuine understanding about why this was absolutely unacceptable,” she added. “I don’t want to say that this situation leaves me hopeless because I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity for personal growth.”

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