Singer Camila Cabello pays homage to Cuban roots in new single 'Don't Go Yet'
- Camila Cabello unveiled her latest record 'Don't Go Yet'
- The song is part of her upcoming album 'Familia'
- Cabello stated that she has grown closer to her Cuban roots during the pandemic
Cuban- American songstress Camila Cabello, on Friday, unveiled her latest record 'Don't Go Yet', which is part of her upcoming album 'Familia'.
In the music video for 'Don't Go Yet,' the former 'Fifth Harmony' star embraces her Cuban-Mexican roots in numerous sequences centred on a seemingly planned family gathering while showing off her Latin dancing skills.
Cabello stated in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 that she just wanted to "manifest collective joy" for the track and the whole album.
Cabello explained, "I want it to be that kind of family affair selfishly because it would make me happy. It would make my life better and that's what I want, so that's really what I was trying to manifest with this whole album."
She further said, "I think 'Don't Go Yet' is just sonically and melodically just me being free. I think being in Miami for so long and having more family around me and speaking Spanish more just kind of brought me back. I think my roots went deeper in a way that I really needed."
Cabello stated that she has grown closer to her Cuban roots and prioritised her family during the pandemic, which fans will witness firsthand.
Cabello, a Cuban-born artiste who has previously resided in the nation, has been pushing for the #SOSCuba movement in solidarity with the country's demonstrations against the "62 years of oppression," as Cabello stated on Instagram. According to Billboard, she performed with Pitbull and Emilio Estafan at the 18th annual Premios Juventud on Thursday.
Talking about making the music video, she continued, "I was just like, 'I just want to connect today with the people in this room.' And I think that really showed itself in the music. I think this was a chance for me to really consciously work on and invest in what I think makes me and human beings truly happy, which is your relationships and your connection to the people around you."
On Thursday, Cabello sent a special message to her fans about her new single and upcoming album.
She said to her fans, "This whole album to me was inspired by two things: family and food. Your family by blood, but also your chosen family. Who you want to break bread with. Who you want to sit at the dinner table with, cook a meal for, get wine drunk with, and dance in the living room with."
"To me, those are the moments that make me glad to be alive, those moments of collective joy and true vulnerability and connection with other people," Cabello concluded.
Cabello's new single is her first since the premiere of her album 'Romance' in 2019.