Fans Think Camila Cabello’s “Real Friends” Might Be About Fifth Harmony
To celebrate the release of Camila Cabello‘s debut solo album dropping next month, TWO new tracks off her self-titled record, Camila, were just released, but fans detect that one in particular might be hinting toward her fallout with Fifth Harmony.
It may feel like we’ve been waiting forever to hear new music off of Camila’s debut album, but the wait is almost over. She shared the release date, the cover art, the album title AND two new songs this week to hold us over until January 12th. The two tracks, called “Never Be the Same” and “Real Friends,” were released this morning, and convey a desperate longing of lust and loneliness.
However, fans were quick to notice that the lyrics to “Real Friends” reveal a disappointing letdown between a friendship and the hope for true friends. In the song, Camila calls out people in her life that don’t seem to be there for the right reasons. She sings, “Why do I even try? // Give me a reason why // I thought that I could trust you, never mind // Why all the switching sides? Where do I draw the line? // I guess I’m too naive to read the signs.”
Naturally, this led to fans are thinking that the song could potentially be about Fifth Harmony, considering the fallout that happened when Camila left the group. Not to mention, her recently released track, “I Have Questions,” was also speculated to be about Fifth Harmony, and was similarly about feeling betrayed by someone she once trusted.
Another line from “Real Friends” reads, “No, I think I’ll stay in tonight // Skip the conversations and the ‘Oh, I’m fines.'” As you may recall, Camila admitted that she started writing songs in hotel bathrooms while on tour with Fifth Harmony, so it could be possible that she skipped GNOs to write what was on her mind at the time.
Camila’s self-titled debut album is set to drop on January 12th, and we’ve still got eight more songs to look forward to, but in the meantime, take a listen to “Real Friends” and tell us what you think: