The Cuban American pop star, 22, told the host that her sophomore effort was largely inspired by “falling in love and what that feels like.”
“Basically, I was completely single for 20 years,” she said. “The intensity and adrenaline of my life was in the studio writing about an emotion that I wanted, whereas this time it’s just been a lot that’s happened.”
In recent months, Cabello has set tongues wagging over her high-profile relationship with fellow singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes. After collaborating on the smash single “Señorita,” the two have packed on the PDA at just about every public appearance.
When DeGeneres showed Cabello a throwback video of her performing with Mendes on a 2016 episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Cabello said the two had already developed feelings for one another ― even though they didn’t confirm their relationship until this past July.
“I, for sure, had a crush there,” the singer said as she watched the clip. “We were stupid. I think we both had a crush, but we were being babies about it. But we’re grown now!”
Elsewhere in the interview, Cabello took the stage to perform her new single, “Living Proof.”
The energetic, gospel-tinged performance should whet fans’ appetites for Cabello’s forthcoming tour, the North American leg of which is slated to kick off July 29, 2020, in Vancouver, Canada.