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Pop - Released January 12, 2018 | Syco Music - Epic

The debut solo album by singer Camila Cabello, the eponymously titled Camila, is a warmly produced set of romantic pop, punctuated by several rhythmically infectious Latin-influenced tracks informed by her Cuban heritage. Notably, Camila comes roughly two years after Cabello's much publicized departure from the all-female pop ensemble Fifth Harmony. While her exit begged some concerns (was she a self-centered diva? Or just a singer with an abundance of personality and creative drive?), the release of several pre-album singles, most notably the deliciously steamy, piano-driven "Havana" (featuring rapper Young Thug), largely turned audiences in her favor. Purportedly, the reaction was so favorable it caused Cabello (who was born in Cuba and raised in Miami) and her producers (Frank Dukes, Jarami, Skrillex, and others) to delay the album's release, adding songs that better reflected the Latin vibe of "Havana." Whatever the case, it worked, and there are several other Latin-inflected songs here, including the sultry, electronica-tinged, dancehall-ready "She Loves Control" and the buoyantly percussive, steel drum-flavored "Inside Out," in which Cabello sings briefly in Spanish. Along with the aforementioned "Havana," these are easily the most potent songs on the album, and showcase Cabello's effusively resonant voice and playful charisma. Admittedly, the album leans a little too heavily on ballads and midtempo acoustic guitar numbers that work against the vibrancy and momentum of the Latin tracks. Still, cuts like the R&B-tinged anthem "All These Years" and the yearning, singer/songwriter-esque "Consequences" are emotionally resonant, lyrical songs that stick with you. There are also some nice upbeat pop moments like the euphoric opener "Never Be the Same," with its falsetto pre-chorus and deftly placed Afro-Cuban drum sample. Similarly engaging is the steamy late-album banger "Into It," in which Cabello wryly coos to her would-be paramour, "Add up the things I wanna do to you, it's infinite/I mean...if you're into it." With tracks as contagious as "Into It" and "Havana," it's hard to imagine even the most resolute Fifth Harmony devotee not getting into it. Ultimately, Camila is a refreshing debut that makes good on Cabello's flight to pop freedom with songs that feel like they were borne out her own life experience and artistic point of view. ~ Matt Collar
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Pop - Released December 6, 2019 | Syco Music - Epic

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The American-Cuban-Mexican singer Camila Cabello once again has fun with her Latino origins on her second album, following on from Camila in 2018. Songs such as Liar and Señorita are characterised by a conglomerate of diverse musical influences from Latino culture. The former is a mix of Puerto Rican trap and flamenco (hand clapping included) which she sings in duet with the Canadian singer Shawn Mendes, while the latter is a ballad with a melody and guitar reminiscent of José Feliciano. Though since she does not want to be reduced to a cliché, other songs are much less stereotypical. Such is the case with the slow sixties sound of This Love and the sombre piano/voice combo which concludes the album (First Man). The album’s lyrics depict a Camila Cabello who, once again, plays around with Latino stereotypes. She uses religious imagery to describe relationships on Living Proof (Madonna doesn’t feel too far away) and gets her claws out to protect her feelings on Cry For Me. The theme of jealousy, as well as an exacerbated romanticism and an unrestrained sexuality, are at the heart of the former X Factor candidate’s work. Camila Cabello just goes to disprove the line “blondes have more fun”! © Nicolas Magenham/Qobuz
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Pop - Released September 4, 2019 | Syco Music - Epic

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Pop - Released May 19, 2017 | Syco Music - Epic

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Pop - Released September 5, 2019 | Syco Music - Epic

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Musiques du monde - Released November 12, 2017 | Syco Music - Epic

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Pop - Released October 11, 2019 | Syco Music - Epic

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Pop - Released August 3, 2017 | Syco Music - Epic

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Pop - Released May 21, 2017 | Syco Music - Epic

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Pop - Released October 4, 2019 | Syco Music - Epic

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Pop - Released December 6, 2019 | Syco Music - Epic

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Pop - Released December 17, 2017 | Syco Music - Epic

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Pop - Released September 21, 2018 | Syco Music - Epic

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Pop - Released October 9, 2018 | Syco Music - Epic

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Pop - Released December 6, 2017 | Syco Music - Epic

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Pop - Released August 16, 2018 | Syco Music - Epic

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Pop - Released December 6, 2017 | Syco Music - Epic

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Pop - Released April 27, 2018 | Syco Music - Epic