Camila Cabello has fully established her career as a solo artist, and is now embarking on her debut tour as the center of attention. On the first stop of her Never Be the Same Tour in Vancouver on Monday night, the 21-year-old vocalist surprised fans with some unexpected additions to the setlist.
Decked out in all-black lace, Cabello commanded the stage and quickly captured everyone's attention when her first song turned out to be an unreleased track that she created with Pharrell Williams. Titled "Sangria Wine," it's a simple, sultry cut that set the mood for the rest of the concert. Pharrell is credited with producing as well as being featured in the chorus. He sings alongside Cabello, who's drawing comparisons between her dance moves and sweet, summer wine through verses in both English and Spanish.
"We did one song called 'Havana.' We also did another song called 'Sangria Wine.' He’s so talented in every way and he inspires me so much as an artist, but also, he’s just a beautiful person," Cabello said of working with Williams.
Turns out "Sangria Wine" wasn't the only surprise Cabello had planned for the Canadian crowd, though, as later in the show she performed another unreleased song called "Scar Tissue." Die-hard fans sang along with this down-tempo, emotional ballad about self-love and healing. Cabello wrote it with the help of Charli XCX.
"I don't know if you guys know this, but, scar tissue is the skin that grows on top of skin that's been burned or hurt, and it's the body's way of healing. When I wrote this part of the song, it felt like I was healing," Cabello said to the crowd. "I just want you to know that if any of you are going through a tough time, or lost, I just want you to be patient and loving, and brave, and treat yourself as if you were your own best friend. I love you guys so much and I promise you that one day, you're going to look in the mirror and you're not only going to be better for it, but you healed is going to be better than the you that was unbroken." It was a sweet moment shared between the young performer and her fans.
Cabello will continue on her 20-date tour throughout Canada and the U.S. before spending the rest of her summer on the road with Charli XCX and Taylor Swift for the Reputation Stadium Tour.