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Camila Cabello - Camila (Album Review)

Friday, 12 January 2018 Written by Jacob Brookman

Having left Fifth Harmony to the kind of fanatical heartbreak last seen at Princess Diana’s funeral, the Cuban-born 20 year-old was eager to share new music in 2017. While Crying In The Club, I Have Questions, OMG and Havana all went into heavy rotation, the last was the only single to make it onto her debut solo effort, ‘Camila’.

Spruced up with trap mumbler-in-chief Young Thug, it is a fine downtempo pop track that demonstrates the record’s key sound: pared back Latin pop with top class production and simple, emotionally undemanding vocals.​

Elsewhere, likeable guitar riffs and tasteful arrangement abound. Never Be the Same is a patient Miami dirge that demonstrates Cabello’s knack for bendy, breathy falsetto alongside varied percussion that manages to hold interest despite never really challenging.

All These Years follows suit, building towards a harmonised vocal motif that is gentle, agile and hypnotic. It’s one of the album’s high points, while the slow reggaeton She Loves Control also shows off her impressive range.

Cabello is an extremely nimble pop singer with great skill and clearly her producers, led by Frank Dukes, have recognised her knack for living in the upper range. Combined with deep bassy beats, and guitar stepping in to cover the mid-range, it makes for truly compelling stuff.

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