It looks like July belongs to Camila Cabello this year! After sharing a sneak peek of her new Amazon Prime film Cinderella earlier this month, Camilla Cabello has now released “Don’t Go Yet,” the first single from her upcoming third studio album, titled Familia. While she has yet to announce official album art or when the record will come out, she opened up to her fans on social media about the journey and Latin pop influences for the comeback single and project.
“#DontGoYet is the first song from my next album, Familia,” Cabello said in her Instagram post sharing a clip from the single’s music video. “The album’s journey started with @scottharris123 and our makeshift studio in my bedroom in Miami about a year ago. We just had a mic, some MIDI keyboards and guitars! Then we brought it to LA where I met and worked with @mikesabath for the first time. That first day of working together, we wrote this song after listening to old Cuban songs and playing with my dog Tarzan. Then @rickyreed (who side-gigs as my therapist sometimes LOL) put his sauce alllll over it. These guys have become my true friends and we created a really loving and inspiring creative space.”
She then took to Twitter to talk about the whole project, sharing, “This album was inspired by two things: family & food. Your family by blood, but also your chosen family. Who you want to sit at the dinner table, get wine-drunk, & dance in the living room with.”
#DontGoYet is the first song from my next album, Familia. This album was inspired by two things: family & food. Your family by blood, but also your chosen family. Who you want to sit at the dinner table, get wine-drunk, & dance in the living room with. https://t.co/EujfVPY1UJ pic.twitter.com/JsjxBXrpKk
— camila (@Camila_Cabello) July 23, 2021
“To me, those are the moments that make me glad to be alive, those moments of collective joy & true vulnerability & connection with other people,” Cabello said in a follow-up tweet. “Moments where the food you cooked together feeds your soul and so does the laughter, conversation, and emotional intimacy. I hope you enjoy it & I hope it inspires many wine drunk kitchen dance parties for you & your familia.”
It’s a sentiment she has clearly taken to heart, even featuring her dad, sister, and cousin in the single’s music video! Hopefully, this is a sign that more family cameos are to come. And with the single’s infectious flamenco guitar and percussion by none other than acclaimed drummer Pedrito Martinez, we couldn’t be prouder of Cabello embracing her Cuban-Mexican roots.
While we wish she wouldn’t keep the album’s release date a mystery, one thing’s for sure: we’ll definitely be playing every track at the next carne asada and dancing with our familia all night long!