The star approached both musicians early in her career for advice and praised them both for being open to mentoring her.
She said: "I’ve been lucky to have people at different times show me kindness. When I was like 16, 17, and I was still in Fifth Harmony, I fell in love with songwriting. I remember approaching Taylor Swift and being like, 'Hey, what do you do when you’re in a writing slump?' or whatever, asking her for advice, and she showed me a lot of kindness. Ed Sheeran too. These were my songwriting heroes, so I was stoked that they were even talking to me."
Camila also talked about how "special" it is to make her family proud with her music.
The 24-year-old singer recorded the song 'Lola' with Cuban artist Yotuel - whose single 'Patria y vida' became an anthem for the protests in Cuba following food and medicine shortages, as well as power outages, while COVID-19 cases are still on the rise - for her upcoming album 'Familia'.
And Camila revealed that "tapping" into her Cuban roots has been particularly meaningful for her and her family.
She told The Hollywood Reporter: "The feedback I’ve gotten that means a lot to me right now? For my latest album, tapping into my family, my roots, my heritage as a Cuban and Mexican woman: I wrote a song with Cuban artist Yotuel called 'Lola'. Talk about music being powerful — this accompanied a movement which gave the Cuban people the bravery, for the first time in like 60 or 70 years, to go out into the streets and fight [as part of anti-government protests that began July 11]. And my mom and grandparents and cousins hearing it and crying and being like, 'Damn, she’s really f****** giving a voice to our people' — to make my family proud, that’s special."
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