Camilo’s fame has reached higher levels and audiences. The Colombian musician debuted at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon singing his smash hit “Ropa Cara.” As part of his latest and second album Mis Manos, the track tells the story of a man who prefers to stick to his style than spending crazy amounts of money on luxury brands.
After his performance, the award-winning singer took social media to say he is beyond thankful for the opportunity. “TOTAL THANKS For a night that I will NEVER forget! My first time at @fallontonight with @jimmyfallon Presenting my album MIS MANOS ✋🏼🤚🏼 with ROPA CARA 🛍💰👘 REPRESENTING THE TRIBE ⛺️🔥🇨🇴,” he wrote.
Although “Ropa Cara” broke records on YouTube, the singer told HOLA! USA, he was doubtful of the song. “Tt is a risky song, a different song from what I had been sharing in my previous releases. But then, reading my diary, I realized that it was very similar to the fear I had before releasing ‘Baby,’ and the fear I had before releasing ‘Vida de Rico,’ and the fear I had before releasing my song with Ozuna,” he said. “The fear was repeated, you know? And I noticed the pattern, and I said, wow! I think it is very likely that when you are about to take important steps in your life, you are almost always scared, right? My fears are not what defines me but what I do with my fears.
However, he is proud of it and his success. “I am very proud of the team behind all these songs. I am very proud to be able to represent, be able to be used by God to touch people’s hearts with my songs,” he said.
“They are all songs that have served as a bridge to moments of joy in people’s lives, and that your songs are the soundtrack of happy moments in people’s lives is a gigantic privilege.”
For Camilo, having a connection with his fans is fundamental; therefore, his “tribe” can be sure that the singer represents them authentically. “Some people think you have to be super careful about having your personal and artistic life separated by this thick, brick wall,” he told Rolling Stone last year.
“To be honest, I feel like the wrecking ball breaking that wall in the middle! Because for me, there’s nothing interesting about having an artistic life if it doesn’t reflect who I am in my personal, spiritual and emotional life. I’m not trying to be a persona. When people listen to my music, I want them to feel the energy is honest and easy to receive,” he added.