Two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multi-platinum and chart-topping singer/songwriter Camila Cabello releases her highly anticipated sophomore album, ROMANCE.
Kicking off with her massive global hit “Señorita” with Shawn Mendes which has garnered over 2 billion streams to date and hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Camila has continued to tease us with selections “Shameless,” “Liar,” “Cry For Me,” and “Easy” from her highly anticipated sophomore album.
Camila’s debut solo album, CAMILA debuted at #1 on the ARIA Chart and #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. At the same time as her single “Havana” Reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making Camila the first solo artist in nearly 15 years to reach the #1 spot on the Hot 100, Billboard 200 and Artist 100 charts in the same week.
Review of Camila Cabello - Romance by Thomas Bleach
Camila Cabello's album ‘Romance’ is a mature collection of tracks that details the ups and downs of a young adult who is experiencing so many firsts within love, relationships and life, and is having to navigate all the drama and confusion that comes along with those deep moments.
There is a lot of pure acknowledgment of growth and the learning path she is on in life, which is poetically beautiful and universally relatable. There are songs that will have you dancing your problems away, which are then contrasted by songs that will have you feeling highly emotional as you spiral into your feelings.
The strongest and purest moment on the album comes from the personal closing track ‘First Man’. The simple piano ballad is dedicated directly to her father who she thanks for his unconditional love over the years but asks him for his blessing as a new guy steps into her life.
Within the other thirteen tracks, there are no other real stripped back moments which allow the storyline just take you on a journey, except for the dreamy ‘Dream Of You’ which is a hopeless romantic track that hears her taking a leap of faith.
For the rest of the album there are darker tones that are represented in tracks like ‘Shameless’ and ‘Cry For Me’ which offer a more prominent approach in grabbing your attention. ‘My Oh My’ is another great example of this.
The Julia Michaels influenced ‘Easy’ and the Ariana Grande inspired ‘Bad Kind Of Butterflies’ offer a different pop flair in between all of the bold experimentation.
This is a record that will have listeners needing a few listens to completely embrace it’s form. It’s not as pure pop as you would’ve imagined. There are quite a few different layers to the production and storytelling which take a while to unravel.
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