It can be lonely in Hollywood, which was the basis of Camila Cabello’s new single “Real Friends.”
Taken from her hot debut LP, Camila, Cabello’s slow-tempo ballad is a song that resonates with a lot of listeners, whether they reside in Hollywood or just feel the dilemma of finding their tribe. To make things interesting, Cabello brought on Swae Lee, one half of Rae Sremmurd, for the remix of the single.
When Cabello's album Camila dropped earlier this year, "Real Friends" was sort of a footnote on the album, with much of the attention focused on her breakout hits “Havana” and “Never Be The Same.” The latter song followed the former up the charts and became a sensation on its own this past Spring.
There was some speculation about which song would be the third -- and, probably final track -- released from the album. For those who guessed it would be “Real Friends,” well, they won the internet for the day.
Originally slated to be released on Aug.17, Cabello was so excited about the remix version that she let the single fly the day before. The remix is a notch over the original and fans are elated about the early release.
Cabello’s strong voice still carries the day, and the subtle beat gives the single a soft, warm hue. Cue Swae Lee’s appearance on the song and the single pops with a vibrancy that was missing from the original, and, as would come as a surprise to some, Lee and Cabello really vibe well together.
Listen to “Real Friends” above.