Camila Cabello tells Zane Lowe from Apple Music’s Beats 1 that ‘First Man’ is the proudest song she’s ever written in her life!


You can find ‘First Man’ on Camila’s new album Romance and it’s dedicated to her father, Alejandro Cabello.  Camila tells Zane, “I remember I was in the studio and I had to literally go to the bathroom to just cry … and every time I listened to the song and I picture my dad’s face, I just lose it.”


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My papa, I could cry right now just thinking about you. Oh yep. I’m crying lol. Every year for your birthday I write something on here and just because I love getting the chance to write and reflect about how lucky I feel to have you as my papa. I think of when I was a baby and every time I was crying you would hold me and I’d calm down, I think of when you would tickle me and tickle Tofi until we peed our pants with laughter, I think of that picture of me on my first day of kindergarten where I’m crying clinging to your leg cause I didn’t wanna leave you, i think of in high school when you would wake me up and tell me to get ready and 20 minutes later I’d be in my fucking bed asleep in my uniform and you’d be like CAMILITA POR FAVOR LEVANTATE HIJA i think of when I broke my chin when I was 4 and you told me they were gonna put magic golden thread in my chin cause I was scared of the stitches, I think of now that I’m older and the scratches and breaks and hurts are in my heart, and you look at me every time like you wish you could tell me there is magic thread and that it would make it go away , but instead you just make me laugh while I’m crying, which; when you’re 22, is basically magic golden thread. I think of every time your belief in me and who I am is so strong that it reminds me to believe in myself. I think of the fact that there is nothing on this earth you wouldn’t do for us, and you give us the strongest, most ferocious, silliest, purest love in the whole world. I love you my papa. Happy Birthday ??

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Check out the songs chorus, “I swear on my heart that he’s a good man / I know you’ll stay up late just waitin’ for me.  You held me so tight, now someone else can / But you were the first man that really loved me.”


Camila sings about a father’s continuous love, protectiveness and bringing a boy home for the first time, “My dad hadn’t seen me dating or whatever because I was single for a really long time, and I think that when I was in my first relationship, he was just like very sensitive about it.  He was like, ‘Whoa, wow. Like my, my little girl is growing up.’  I think when I’m like 90 years old and if someday I’m just listening back to my songs, I think it’s just going to get more and more important to me as time goes on,” Camila shared with Zane.


Listen to ‘First Man’ below.






In a separate interview, Camila dished on her New Year’s Eve plans and yes, she will be with Shawn Mendes, “I think I’m just gonna hang out with Shawn in Toronto.  “I mean, I don’t think. I know.”



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