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Episode 61 · 3 weeks ago

Camila Cabello

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Camila Cabello has been in the spotlight for close to a decade. We saw her rise from an X-Factor contestant to Fifth Harmony member to a chart-topping solo career and even turn into a fairytale princess as Cinderella.

Interestingly when we sat down with Camila, she made us forget about her billions of streams, her duets with MGK and Ed Sheeran, or any version of her famous persona.  

In this week's episode, the Cuban-born superstar spouts off with host Erik Zachary on being an introvert despite being an entertainer, how she manages her choices to eliminate anxiety, the strength she finds in being alone, what type of wine she is drinking, and more.

It could be hard to imagine what having extreme success in the music industry actually looks like. What we see on social media looks great, fancy cars close and vacations are nice, but what no one sees is how they got there. Behind the photo you see your timeline in hours, days, weeks and months of hard work. The constant travel and promotion for an album sounds exhilarating, but it can also be absolutely exhausting. The morning show performances, radio interviews, award shows, red carpets, music video shoots, to are rehearsals. It's a lot, and it doesn't matter if you're a solo act or part of one of the best selling girl groups of all time. But if you're camilic a Bayo, then I guess it does matter. Camilic a Bao was born in Havana, Cuba, in one thousand nine hundred and ninety seven, before relocating to Miami, Florida in two thousand and three. When she was in high school, she auditioned for a little show called the x factor, which paired her with for other girls to form the super group fifth harmony. Quickly, however, Camilla proved herself to be the x factor of the group and she started her pursuit of a solo career in two thousand and sixteen, with hindsight being two thousand and twenty. That seemed to be the right move. Her debut single, crime in the club was released in two thousand and seventeen and peaked at number forty seven in the US. However, the world just needed time to get to know who Camilla was. Later that year she hopped on the twenty carrot magic world tour as an opener for Bruno Mars and partnered with guests as the face of their fall campaign. Her debut solo album, Kamila dropped in two thousand and eighteen and was a global smash hit. The album reached number one on the buildboard two hundred, earned platinum certification by R IAA, and her lead single Havana top the charts in several countries. Two Thousand and eighteen would be a huge year for Camila. She hit...

...the road for her first headlining tour, open for Taylor Swift on her US reputation stadium tour, and she received two grammy nominations that year, one of which was best vocal album. So how do you follow up such a career defining year release a song with pop superstar Shawn Mendez. That's out. Jamila and Shawn Released Senor Rita in July of two thousand and nineteen. In the song would hit number one on the billboard hot one hundred, as well as number one in thirty other countries. It's casual. The song would go on to earn a grammy nod for best pop duo group performance and was reportedly the third best selling song globally. Globally in two thousand and nineteen, the collapse continued later that year when Camilla jumped on edge sharons south of the border, which debuted on adds album number six. This would not be the last time adding Camilla would do that on a single. Like the rest of the world, Camilo's plans in two thousand and twenty weere cut short due to the COVID nineteen pandemic. But fast forward to two thousand and twenty two and it's full steam ahead. Camilla recently start in the latest adaptation of Cinderella. She released from new album Familia in April of two thousand and twenty two, which features Ed Sharon, and something tells us a new tour maybe on the way stone. Camilla seems to have found the balance of both the exhilarating and exhausting side...

...of working in music, and once you find that, the success becomes limitless. My name is Er Zachary. This is the spot podcast where famous people spot off about more than what they're famous for, and today that's Chemilla K Bayo. How are you chilling? Is there a level of relief when it comes to the week of promotion, or is it just the anxieties at the top of the level? Is it nerves? What are you feeling right now? You know? To me, I mean I feel like before, in that with therapy, will be different answers right now as before therapy. Our think for me it's a level of Oh, let's in go, I'm excited, and then there's also, for me, it's like a stimulation thing, like I'm like not be super social and and do things on my offtime that are very low key so that I don't get like overwhelmed. A lot of self care, I would imagine that comes with just like when you have this much going on. That's exactly it, because sometimes I'm in like my social butterfly face, so I could so easily like, oh my God, I'm in you. You are like I don't, let's get down our own through right, but I'm trying to be like girl, you got a self care and chill because I you know those memes that are like I hang out with people for like a night and then I'm like I need a week off to reach because I feel like for a time I was like maybe I'm not introverted, maybe it was just anxiety, but I think, I think I am introverted. I think we're all kind of having that realization a as we get a little bit older, whether we want to meet that or not, just like a little bit clearer to go, okay, I need this break, but also, yeah, it's a lot of self awareness. I'm okay, how do I put myself first in a non not to be selfish, but just to be healthy kind of way. You know, totally and like for me, like I love when I didn't hang out people before that was a hundred percent anxiety. Like now I love hanging out with people, but I think the introverted part is when I realized that I'm like, like my and...

I were talking about this, like every time we see each other, like one of my friends from Miami were like for like the first hour, like two hours, and then we finally like relax and get used to each other. But it is that kind of thing where I think, like I'mlike so like sensitive that it's like it's a lot, even if I'm excited, it's a lot, like it's overwhelming. So what do you do to bring yourself center when maybe it is anxiety, when it's not anxiety, but it's just, you know, overwhelming? What do you do to just center? What is your protocol? Well, with my friends, like if I'm saying a friend, I'm like can we just I want to just hang out like a lot, so that like with my friend, for example, I'm like, you know, we don't feel like we to fill up every silence, but on my own I feel like I need to go, I need to just like be along. So I feel like I don't have to like I'm not aware of anybody else's energy or presence, like I'm just like going for a walk on my own. I'm watching a TV show and zoning out, or I'm like reading. That helps me a lot, like to like decompressed. Sometimes it's just well, yeah, this episode of the Spout podcast is brought to you by story worth. You know, I thought I knew everything about my father. I've grown up with him, obviously I ran a company with him. He's one of my best friends. That was until one day couple days ago. He was telling me about his college days, is days back in Arkansas when he's playing NCAA basketball, and I just heard a story and I went wait, that sounds like that sounds like my story. That sounds like something I would have done. How did I not know this? That's why I got him story worth. Story worth is an online service that helps you and your dad or father figure connect through sharing stories and memories and preserves them for years to come. Every week, story worth emails Your Dad of thought provoking question of your choice from a vast pool of possible options. Each unique prompt asks a question you've never thought of, like, what's one of the crazier experiences of your life? That's a good one, especially for my...

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...to alcohol or something like. I like to drink, but my body hates it and my stuck hurts and then like I won't drink anything in the next day I'll be so hungover. So I don't know what is going on with me. But I do like red wine, red one. Do you have a favorite within that pick? I love a my I'm just going to copy my mom. My mom drinks mile back and mere low a lot and I love Brunella. I I can get behind that. I'm a Super Tuscan kind of guy, you know, those deeper reds, the blends. Totally love a Ranilla. You're doing something really, really cool that you were seeing a lot of artists kind of adopt. But you're pretty much on the forefront, which is the Tick Tock concert and music party to promote the album but also connect with fans that might not be able to have the opportunity to see you when you come to a certain city or you know. You know. I think that is so important because it creates so much more of an inclusive culture rather than just saying hey, you're my fan, here's my music. This is another opportunity for you to connect with them. Tell me what it's like. Well, how it differs, you know, as you prepare for something that's a live performance and we're traditional, but now you're mixing not with virtual reality elements. It's really fun. I mean, I think that it's exactly what you said. I feel like, especially in this kind of in our world now, there is so much going on and I feel like for an album release it's like if you just release music and then you see people like a year after for tour, it's just not really that exciting, like, whereas before maybe like there was just a less stimulus and less stuff going on. So time almost like time just moves. Things go so much faster now and I think like for me, I'm like, how can I make this, make this experience as fun and joyful as I can, like for my fan, and I want every song to like have a visual, like I...

...want, you know, like take them on different as many different adventures as and journeys as possible. So to me it just feels like an exciting way to have. I love every song having a visual. So this was a really great opportunity to like have it be a visual but like a performance. Also, it's not a secret that you know, you started as a massive fan of music yourself. You know, we all have our fan girl face too. For me, it was end sink. For you, notoriously, you've been across the board, but you've talked about one directions of the other groups too. If you got to be the the fan experiencing this new virtual reality concert, what's something you would want to see as a fan that would just like, oh my God, I can't believe this is possible. That's a great question. Um, you know, I think to me it's just like things that are new and things that are visually exciting and for me as a Fan, I definitely love to see artists grow and try new things, and to me, I feel like I'm doing that like in an a in a way that I think like I never have before, and something that also is like, you know, like the augmented reality. I was like Whoa, what is that? And that's always what interests me, is like, oh, this is like different and cool. Terrible answer, but I'll give you a five second rebuttal to that, what's like we're predicting the future. Is there any technology that like? It's doesn't exist yet, but we're like this would be cool. I feel like I want the opposite of technology right now, like I want the opposite of technology in the sense that, and I actually am doing this for a performance that I've got coming up stanch, I wanted to be freaking outside in the sunlight, in the with their are natural world. Like I feel like we're so disconnected and it's like, yeah, technology can be really cool, but I also just want to be fascinated by what is already like you know about like by this sounds really lool,...

...but like it's not like by nature herself, like that's like the coolest maybe use the technology to reconnect with kind of what we've been losing by getting into technology. Bring it like very getting hetty with it. But yeah, totally, but you know what I mean and yeah, exactly, exactly what I too. Kamila, it's been so cool to watch your journey over the years. I'm really, really excited for this next chapter for you. Congratulations on everything. Thank you so much. I really appreciate that. To See more of our conversation with Camilla Kabayo, search about podcast on ig your twitter or it's about Podcastcom next week, though, want and only Harry Styles spouts aw. You know, I've always felt incredibly lucky to get to do this is my job. I feel like more and more I kind of feel like just incredibly like lucky that the this is what I get to do, and I think, you know, I feel like I'm falling more and more in love with with making music each time I get to do it. This about podcast is presented by Alpha media, produced by Mark Long A, gorilla sound and created by fillbacker.

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