While country stars collaborating with artists outside of the country genre isn’t exactly a new concept, it sure has gained a lot of momentum in the past year, including Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha (“Meant to Be”); Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake (“Say Something”); Maren Morris, Zedd and Grey (“The Middle”); and Carrie Underwood and Ludacris (“Champion”).
Add Kane Brown and Camila Cabello to the list.
The pair is rebooting “Never Be the Same,” a tune Camila released in January that is currently No. 2 on the Billboard Pop chart. Interestingly enough, “Meant to Be” is No. 3 and “The Middle” is No. 1 on the aforementioned chart.
According to a post on Camila’s Instagram page, the new song will be released at midnight ET on April 27.
“When we were writing this song, @frankdukes kept telling me “the melodies you’re doing make it feel like this could be a country song” !!!!! ever since we finished writing it i always thought this could be reimagined with a country artist, and i heard Kane brown’s song “What Ifs” one day and freaked out!!!! I was like he’s the PERFECT artist to do this with…. i’m so so excited about this and hope you love it as much as i do and thank you Kane for your magical voice, this song tells a different story now @kanebrown_music 💞💞💞💞 => Out tonight everywhere at Midnight ET!”
Kane responded on Instagram by saying: “This song drops tonight at midnight! I’m so pumped and thrilled to be apart of this! Thank you so much @camila_cabello for letting me be apart of this 🙌🏽 LETS GOOO!!!!!!!”
Camila is a singer/songwriter who initially rose to fame as a member of Fifth Harmony, a quintet that formed during the second season of The X Factor in 2012. Camila left the group in December 2016 to focus on her solo career.
Kane is no stranger to collaborations or chart success. His duet with Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs,” landed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart in October 2017. Kane’s new single, “Heaven,” is currently No. 2 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
Listen to the new song below.
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