As big names in the music scene, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have both produced tremendous hits. With Cabello’s song “Havana” reaching over 750 million views on YouTube, and Shawn Mendes producing Grammy-nominated hits, a collaboration between these two is exciting for fans.
Their most recent venture is a sultry new song titled “Señorita.” The hit produces many questions for their future careers in music.
Released a few weeks ago, “Señorita” has already made a huge splash. With 138 million views on the official music video, it is definitely the song of the summer.
The song features a great blend of the pair’s musical styles. Combining a soft Spanish beat and a beautiful acoustic guitar rhythm, the pair creates a sensual love song. Although much of the musical stylings resemble Cabello’s work, elements of Mendes’ acoustic-heavy catalog can still be found within the song.
With two of the most powerful voices in the business, the collaboration has an intense vocal strength. Both singers have a chance to shine, and their voices fit together like puzzle pieces. The emotion within their voices makes the song stand out from other hits.
Fans can’t stop talking about the chemistry between Mendes and Cabello throughout the music video. Though both singers have expressed sexuality and love in their past music, this video seems to be an evolution for both of them. The video features Cabello as waitress in a diner where Mendes is a very interested customer. Although it is by no means the most original idea for a music video, this is merely a setup for the story.
Mendes and Cabello’s characters start a relationship that lands them in town squares, hotel rooms and on the back of a motorcycle like a romantic comedy. The scenes in which Cabello and Mendes take off their clothes are what really have fans up in arms. There is an electric spark between the two, and it is evidence of something genuine between them.
Although they’ve denied a relationship, fans insist that there must be something more between the two and wonder where their passionate chemistry comes from.
Of course, the chemistry may stem from working with one another on musical collaborations — Mendes and Cabello have collaborated in the past. In 2015, on Mendes’ first album, “Handwritten,” the duo teamed up for the song “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” Although it was neither one’s biggest hit, the song did manage to reach No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 list.
Their newest work is likely to be an even bigger success, as the two singers have amassed a much larger following since their original duet.
Fans are also wondering whether these more elaborate music videos may lead to acting careers for either of the artists. Cabello’s music video for her global hit, “Havana,” was almost seven minutes long and had an elaborate plot line. She played the role of many characters and took on much more than a traditional music video.
With over 750 million views, Cabello had great success with her endeavor. Through her experience in music videos, Cabello has already explored the art of acting on a smaller scale.
Lately, Mendes has been putting out new music. His song “If I Can’t Have You” was released in May and was a huge success. The single currently sits at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at No. 2 earlier this year.
Additionally, Mendes has confirmed that he has been writing with more and different people recently, which could mean more collaborations on an upcoming album. Although nothing about a new album has been confirmed yet, the success of his singles opens up a lot of possibilities for Mendes this year.
The rumors that Mendes is preparing for a new album have been rampant, and it is possible that Cabello is preparing for an album as well. Her first solo album, “Camila,” was released in 2018 and received much praise. Her Latin-pop flavor was a success, and she may be taking a swing at more work in this area.
Although there has been much speculation about what Señorita means for the artists, only time will tell what their plans are. No matter what happens as a result of the collaboration, there is great potential for both singers to accomplish new feats in 2019.