This July 14 Shawn Mendes premiered the song ‘KESI (Remix)’ which is a collaboration with Camilo. To be able to interpret the song in Spanish, he had the best teacher, because he said that the one who helped him improve his pronunciation was his partner, Camila Cabello.
The 22-year-old Canadian artist gave an interview to Zane Lowe on ‘Apple Music 1’ where he talked about all the support he received from Camila, with whom he just celebrated his anniversary, “To be fair, not everyone has a Cuban Mexican girlfriend who sits in the studio with them making sure they’re saying every word perfectly.”
She also said that Camila demanded that she be a perfectionist, “She was like, ‘If you’re going to do this, you have to do it right. You can’t be saying these words wrong.’ And I was like, ‘Okay.'”
On the track ”KESI (Remix)’, Mendes sings a verse in Spanish in which he says: “If you tell me ‘ahorita que me quieres a tu lao. How nice it would be, if you with that little mouth already have me embobao. I would kiss you, but you don’t tell me yes, yes, yes, yes.”
The Canadian singer also confessed that he had a hard time pronouncing all the words accurately, “However, it took me hours to pronounce the right words. I couldn’t mess that up. It was going to ruin our relationship. I remember there was a word and I was like, ‘I think it’s okay.’ And she says, ‘It’s not right.’ And I said, ‘Okay, it’s not right. I believe you.'”
Camila Cabello had previously told her fans that, during the confinement caused by the pandemic, she had spent some time getting her partner to know the Spanish language more.
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“Shawn is teaching me this and I’m teaching him Spanish,” the singer wrote alongside a selfie showing that she is receiving guitar lessons from her partner.
During the interview, Shawn also revealed that he liked the music of Latin culture, such as the tropical music that Camilo plays, “It reminded me a lot why I fell in love with music in the first place, writing music. And in a completely different language, I was getting a very deep feeling.”
He then revealed the reason he wanted to collaborate with Camilo, “And I was like, ‘I really feel, I feel like I’m like this guy. I feel like I already know him.’ And then I listened to ‘KESI’ and became obsessed with that song.”
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Then the Canadian contacted the husband of Montaner Window, “I wrote to him by direct message: ‘Please let me do a verse of this song because I’m obsessed with it.’
For his part, Camilo expressed that he is a great follower of Shawn Mendes, “The very idea of Shawn singing in Spanish is something that brings me so much joy and emotion. So it’s a great honor that I wanted to take this beautiful step in a song that I was doing. It sounds amazing in his voice. Shawn singing in Spanish sounds real.”
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