Camila Cabello sat down with Zane Lowe for a Beats 1 interview about her new album on Monday. The singer left her banana suit at home as she chatted about the scary night before the release. After going to bed early so she could rise and shine for promo, Camila said an unexpected visitor made her fear she wouldn’t live to see the morning.
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Selena Gomez recently sat down with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe for a chat about her new song “Wolves” and what comes next. According to Selena, she’s sitting on two albums’ worth of unreleased music that is ready to go. While she hinted a surprise release may be coming soon, she made it clear she wasn’t planning on releasing an album at all.
Camila Cabello spilled all of the tea on her departure from Fifth Harmony during an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1. The singer sat down for the interview that lasted over 20 minutes to explain when she decided that being in a group wasn’t in her future.
“I think that happened to me as I was discovering my voice as an artist. Especially as a songwriter, I just felt I needed to express that and it was just time to, you know, sing my story,” Camila explained, discussing when she knew her time in Fifth Harmony was coming to an end. “Me leaving the group at that point in time when we were really the most successful is not the safe option,” she added. The singer indirectly threw a bit of shade towards the remaining members saying, “the safe thing would’ve been to just stay and to keep singing the songs and keep doing the choreography.”
The singer’s decision to leave the group to sing the music that she wanted sounds a bit like Zayn’s blueprint for his One Direction departure. However, although the two artists had similar exit strategies, Camila says his exit wasn’t her inspiration. “I mean I don’t think that influenced my decision, but I was definitely like ‘Ayyyy, you go Zayn,'” she admitted.
Watch Camila’s full interview with Zane below.
(Photo credit: Camila Cabello Instagram account)
Earlier this week, Lady Gaga confirmed that her new album would arrive before the year is over. Thursday, she revealed its name and official release date. Speaking with Zane Lowe of Beats 1, the singer announced that the album is called “Joanne” and will arrive October 21.
The name “Joanne” is in honor of Lady Gaga’s aunt who died of Lupus at a young age. The singer was given the name as her middle. “She is the woman of my past, helping me bring more of my honest-woman self to the future,” Lady Gaga tells Zane.
The singer continues to reveal a few more details about the upcoming album. She says that there will be 11 songs on the main version and 14 on the deluxe, but she says “don’t quote me on that.” Along with her already-released single “Perfect Illusion” made with Kevin Parker, Mark Ronson, Josh Homme and Bloodpop, the album will contain collaborations with Father John Misty, Florence Welch, Beck, and songwriter Hillary Lindsey.
Listen to Lady Gaga’s full interview here and check out the album’s cover art below.
Are you excited for “Joanne?”
(Photo credits: Lady Gaga Twitter account; Lady Gaga Instagram account)