“Fifth Harmony wasn’t the maximum expression of me individually.”
UPDATE // FEBRUARY 15:
Seventeen magazine claims that Camila is aiming to release her debut solo album in the fall(!!!). Read the excerpt below:
EARLIER // FEBRUARY 13:
Camila Cabello tells Seventeen Magazine her new music will connect to fans in a way they’ve never felt before.
Camila showed up to the Grammys on Sunday as a presenter, but her goal at next year’s is to win one. She’s opening up to Seventeen mag via People about why she decided to leave Fifth Harmony, “boy advice” from Taylor Swift and songwriting with Ed Sheeran.
Why she left Fifth Harmony:
“Fifth Harmony wasn’t the maximum expression of me individually,” she says in Seventeen. My fans are really going to know me from the music I’m writing. My goal is to be brave and open up my soul.”
Boy advice from Taylor Swift:
“Taylor is always the person that I go to for boy advice. The reason we became friends was purely because we think the same way about a lot of things: We’re both really sensitive and emotional when it comes to love. We love love, and we love writing songs about love.”
Not yet experiencing a long-term relationship:
“Even though I’m 19, I’ve literally never had a long-term relationship. So when I show people my songs, they’re like, ‘Who’s this about? I’ve never seen you with a boy ever.’ I make all of these fantasies in my head. There’s this constant theme of unrequited love and me loving people from afar.”
Writing with Ed Sheeran:
“He’s incredible at putting love, emotion, and feeling into words,” she says of the “Shape of You” singer. “I would love to see him go into a room and watch how he makes his magic. He always talks about how he loves making songs from the heart, and that’s something that I’ve pushed myself to do in my songwriting process, too.”
The outpour of support from fans after leaving 5H:
“I’ve been trying to stay away from social media for almost two years now. There has always been negative stuff on there. Even if you read 100 messages of love, the hurtful one is what you remember,” says the singer, who presented at the Grammys on Sunday. “But I did see a lot of love and support from my fans. Honestly, I didn’t expect it. I was so emotional at that point, that when I saw some really encouraging things people were saying, I burst into an ugly cry.”