Camila Cabello rectifies with 'He Knows' with Lil Nas

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Camila Cabello and Lil Nas X fight over a boy in 'He Knows'

Camila Cabello premieres the video for her latest single. This is 'He Knows', a collaboration with Lil Nas X that could serve as the first official single from 'C,XOXO', Camila Cabello's new album. 'I Luv It', actually the first preview, has been promoted at Coachella and also with a high-budget video clip, but it has never been sent to radio stations, so it seems to have served, rather, as a “buzz single.”

The video for 'He Knows' features Camila Cabello and Lil Nas X fighting over a man who is not what he seems. At the end of the video, they promise that they will never dislike a boy again… but of course there is a plot twist.

The song follows the aesthetic of 'I Luv It' by mixing several interesting elements. On the one hand, the dirty, electronic production evokes the summer nights of Miami, the city to which Camila dedicates her album, sampling the dizzying chorus of 'Give It Up 2 Me' by Ojerime. On the other hand, the base is similar to that of the South African amapiano. Camila puts it through the hyperpop filter and calls on Lil Nas X to add a playful verse that includes a quote from Ashanti.

With 'He Knows', Cabello is currently not correcting his misstep with 'I Luv It', a collaboration with Playboi Carti that, despite the radical change in sound it has meant for Cabello, and despite the curious support for the song by Lana Del Rey, has gone unnoticed on lists.

The cover of 'He Knows' is an image evidently taken at the MET Gala, where Cabello and Montero met. The pact with Lil Nas However, the heated “beef” between Drake and Kendrick Lamar in recent days seems to have led Camila and her team to change plans. It is unknown if Drake has been removed from 'He Knows' in favor of Lil Nas or, on the contrary, Drake appears on a different, still unreleased song. Camila Cabello's album comes out on June 28.

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