- Camila Cabello's album broke all records, less than 24 hours after it was released.
- Camila went straight to number one on iTunes in over 100 countries, including the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Brazil, and Japan.
- She broke the record for earning the most iTunes number one positions for a female artist’s debut album.
“Be kind to people, keep people’s secrets, be the one that answers the phone when nobody else does, make everyone feel important.”
- Camila Cabello
An unexpectedly nuanced first album
Camila Cabello, a former member of American girl group Fifth Harmony, confidently flaunts her songwriting skills on her surprisingly frisky and fun new album Camila. The record goes hard on love gone wrong and reaches new heights, even for the overstuffed genre that is pop.
The trials and tribulations of love are accompanied by touching piano ballads and intimate lyrics. For example, on “Consequences”: “Lost a little weight because I wasn’t eating / loving you had consequences”. Camila’s vocals are controlled and affecting and go beyond her catchy “oh na na”.
Lyrically and impressively established
Surrounding her piano ballads are Latin-flavored pop tracks dripping with sensuality and bouncy melodies.
- “Into It” = frisky + sexiness in a blender: “I see a king-size bed in the corner/We should get into it”
- “She Loves Control” = sassiness + Latin feels: “Grew up in south of Miami/ That’s where I was when you found me”
- “Real Friends” = the cold hard truth of failed friendships: “Every time I let somebody in/ Then I find out what they're all about”
The album you’ll keep playing on repeat
All in all, Camila slays her first album and hits hard. It’s catchy, heartbreaking, fun, light, gentle, and sexy all at once. Camila gracefully blends sounds and styles – aaaand BONUS: the album was edited by an A-team of songwriters and producers including Frank Dukes (the mind behind Lorde’s Green Light) and One Republic’s Ryan Tedder. I mean, what more could you ask for?
Congrats Camila, you’ve successfully carved your own space in the busy female vocal realm.
If you’re into witty rhymes, thumping beats, and tropical house vibes, this album’s for you.
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