I was pleasantly surprised when I heard Camila Cabello's album Camila. I did not think that time was spent so fast listening to it and I did not think about the number of good things that the album has. Obviously, as a Latino, I identified and listened with great pleasure to the themes that confirm the singer's Latin roots included in this selection of eleven songs. At times I thought: and now, who is going to remember Shakira? with the double element to reach different audiences in terms of culture and language, plus the fact of starting her career on a platform like the one she represents the United States, not to mention the effect of the novelty, her beauty, and youth, I think the competition is leaning in favor of the Cuban-American; for Shakira, starting in Colombia and following paths that first led her to conquer the European market, they made her lost valuable time to position themselves among the American public. I also remembered that the space that Gloria Estefan has left is missing in the US market. A figure that represents the values, aspirations and cultural richness of the huge Latino community in that country and that makes clear the contribution in all areas and disciplines of it, to its culture. It would be great to know that one day Emilio Estefan, husband and brain of the success of Gloria, would produce an album for Camila Cabello. The singer can be someone who also gives meaning and continuity to the roots of all those young Latinos in North America who run the risk of forgetting them, which would be disastrous. But everything wrapped up in a modern and very colorful package for the locals and strangers and that the party extends to all the ends of the earth, will make it possible. Of course, this attractive singer also represents a commercial success in every way and that is why they exploit all their qualities for both markets, as well as those who get hooked with that spicy and "rico" style of their songs, such as Europe. On other occasions, I criticize the fact that the members of a band are affected by the departure of one of its members, since it loses much of the essence with which it was formed and because I think that, somehow it shows some disloyalty. In the case of the departure of Camila Cabello from the girl band, Fifth Harmony, I think it was not for disloyalty and was more than justified by the details that were involved at that time. But far from surrendering, the artist continued with her aspirations and was practically sponsored in her solo release, nothing more and nothing less than by Shawn Mendes! what definitely must have been a reason to reinforce confidence in her art. From my point of view, the fact that Camila Cabello has left her group should not be equated with what happened with ZAYN when leaving One Direction, which I think was motivated by selfishness and the idea of standing out above the others. In short, they are points of view and that is how I have perceived it. After this album and taking the right decisions from her team, record company and, above all, from her, Camila Cabello has everything to transcend as an artist adored by everyone, both among the Latino community in the United States and In all of Latin America she will have a captive market that can take it to the clouds in a short time.
Released in 2018, 11 tracks, 40 min
We are all responsible for the decisions we make everyday. Sometimes they turn out to be good especially if we took very calculated steps beforehand. But largely, the results are usually not ours to dictate. For this reason, keeping an open mind is very essential to living with our decisions whether they are good or bad. When Camila Cabello made the decision to leave girl group Fifth Harmony, she sent out a mixed message of fear and high hopes. She had performed excellently as a member of that group and even showed promise as a solo artist with the release of the collaborations "I Know What You Did Last Summer" with Shawn Mendes, and "Bad Things" with Machine Gun Kelly, the latter reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100 U.S chart. But then the question was, could that be the right time to go solo? In December 2016, she went solo anyway? That was the beginning of many exciting things to come. It was the time for her to fully unveil who she is, and in 2018, she birthed her self-titled album Camila. That body of work is both emotional, pure and raw in their realest senses, and it showed how much of a true artist Camila Cabello is. Camila tells the story of love in a way that is very particular, talking about things like friendship, lust, regrets, control and change. It goes beyond the usual way. With the piano, guitar, strings and a soothing voice, Camila Cabello conveyed her messages in a serenading manner.
All it takes is a few years in a girl group to decide you want to make waves of your own on your own. After years of being in girl group Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello left to do just that. Fans waited anxiously for her return to the music industry with an album of her own, and a little over a year ago, she released her debut album, Camila. The eleven-track album, including her radio version of “Never Be The Same,” features several singles and a theme depicting hurting, healing, and loving, which was almost the title. The pop album offers Latin inspired sounds, a little bit of guitar, and even a beautiful orchestra fueled, heartbreaking ballad. She spent about a year writing the album, and only has one chance at a first impression. She went from singing songs about working from home and being a girl boss to singing about lovers in Havana. She went from singing about boys making her sing like Mariah Carey to singing like Mariah on her solo album. A true tale of glowing up if you ask me.
Mixing Pop, classic balladry, and some Latin-Caribbean flavor at an opportune time, Camila Cabello catches the wave on self titled Camila
Having dissolved her musical obligations to Fifth Harmony and the four remaining R&B flavored divas, Camila Cabello set out on an uncertain future course, untested as a solo artist. Instead of doing more R&B, she mixed it up a little, reading the signs of a shifting industry. Cabello had found a great opportunity to sync up her particular background with America’s growing audience interest in Latin Music, on a hit lead single which made her stand out in the crowd, and now with a completed album that includes some complimentary tropical sounding tracks to keep up with a continued Caribbean trend in music, on the whole, the record Camila contains mostly straight up, competent Pop songs, featuring intimate ballads and some synthetic epics.
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- Jan 12, 2018
- Frank Dukes (also exec.)
- Louis Bell
- Matt Beckley
- Bart Schoudel
- The Futuristics
- Kuk Harrell
- Jesse Shatkin
- Windmark Studios (Santa Monica, California) Electric Feel Recording Studios (West Hollywood, California) NightBird Recording Studios (West Hollywood, California) TwentyNine Lions (Studio City, California)
- Windmark Studios (Santa Monica, California)
- Electric Feel Recording Studios (West Hollywood, California)
- NightBird Recording Studios (West Hollywood, California)
- TwentyNine Lions (Studio City, California)
Camila is the self-titled debut studio album by Cuban-American singer and songwriter Camila Cabello. It was released on January 12, 2018, through Epic Records and Syco. Work on the album began in January 2017, following Cabello's departure from the girl group Fifth Harmony. The project was initially announced as The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving., with Cabello's debut solo single "Crying in the Club" intended as the lead single. The album was later retitled Camila, and "Havana" served as its official lead single due to the rising success of the song. "Havana" became an international success, topping the charts of multiple countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, the UK and the US, and reaching the top 10 of several others. Primarily a pop record, the album incorporates elements of Latin music. Camila was produced by Frank Dukes, Skrillex and T-Minus, among others.Continue reading at Wikipedia...
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