Her album has dropped! It is here! I love it, its raw, emotional and full of ballads which are my favourite. I don’t know what I was expecting with her album but what was released exceeding everything, all I know is I feel like I know a bit more about her that this album was personal and to think that she shared it with us is an honour. So seriously the review:
First track is Never be the Same. It’s a weird upbeat, sad, emotional song that makes you want to dance but dance in understanding. This song was a single and I must admit I liked it as soon as I heard it, I connected with the lyrics especially “I’m a sucker for the way that you move babe”. I think Camila is wise beyond her years and this song says that, she understands how love is almost a drug and how we become addicted to that person and no matter what we try to do, move on or even ignore them it’s useless because that person has truly changed you. Five stars for me! Definitely one of my favourites on the album.
Second track is After All These Years. I love this song so much! I really related as it was kinda crazy how I felt she described my love life, after all these years I still like you!! Listening to this song brought back a few things, especially this one lyric “You’re still the one I’m after all these years” because it was like omg Camila we are basically the same person. Plus I got over my crush but I didn’t really and when I saw them again everything I liked about them swarmed my brain and I was back to where I started. This song is honest and slow which I love, you can feel Camila’s pain and she’s good at that, you understand what she’s singing, you resonate with what she says. Five billion stars!
Third track is She Loves Control. I feel like this is where Camila takes control of herself, she’s like this is who I am! Take me or leave me I’m not bothered because I am who I am. She’s cried all her tears and now she’s ready to be her. It’s a bold song, I hear it and I want to take control and dance, it has a very latino beat which I love as I feel as that genre is a very movable genre that makes you want to sway your hips to the beat and this song does just that for me. I’d give it four stars.
Fourth is Havana! God I love this song, I hear it and I sing at the top of my lungs and try to dance like Camila (not very well, just ask my mum). This song was definitely a hit for everyone, it has a very sultry tone and it’s a love song to her roots. The trumpets make the song for me, the catchy beat and the lyrics that are so simple yet so good. It’s just a feel good song and once you hear it you won’t be able to stop humming the tune. I have to give this song a Grammy. Seriously though five stars.
Fifth Is Inside Out. I like this song because usually a singer is all about singing about someones looks or body but Camila’s like “I wanna love you from the inside out!” which I love about her, she is all about personality and this song screams that, so it makes it authenticate and real. It has a Caribbean feel to the song, it’s upbeat and another song that you can easily dance to. I have visions of me dancing to it on a beach somewhere like Jamaica. Also when she sings in Spanish it adds like more appeal to the song, I love how she incorporates herself into every song somehow. This song is quite innocent and cute, I really like it and again I feel like I resonate with the song. Five stars
Sixth song is Consequences. It’s sad and I cried. Camila fell for a person and it was great but it had consequences, I feel like she lost herself whilst loving that person and you can tell it was hard for her as this person was her rock, her home but they were destroying her. I think we can all relate, we all loved someone who was only effecting US, but we hold on in the hopes everything will change. This song is extremely vulnerable and raw, she sings about her experiences and opened up to us which is insanely brave as not many artists are honest nowadays. Five beautiful stars.
Seventh is Real Friends. A song that deserves so much recognition, another honest song! Another song many people, including myself, resonate with. This song is just entirely honest, she’s not scared to sing about what goes on in her life. Real Friends hit me like a ton of bricks especially the lyric “Been feeling so alone in every crowded room” which I understand and get as I’ve been there, I have been surrounded with fake friends who mean nothing to me. A lyric that was new to me was “I just wanna talk about nothing with somebody who means something” because I think we all do, we want that connection with somebody and it isn’t forced it just happened and now every conversation matters and means something even if it is a load of nonsense. Five stars!
Eighth song Something’s Gotta Give (My all time favourite). This song is insanely well written and the way Camila sings it fits, the whole song is a masterpiece and I don’t throw that word round often. The fist time I heard this song I knew it would be my favourite. My go to lyric is ‘Your November rain could set the night on fire” as I find it extremely poetic and it gives me this weird warm feeling, I love the talk about fire and night. This song is Camila’s understanding that she loved someone but no longer can as they had their time “but we could only burn so long” she gets that they are over and is slowly coming round to that fact, she knows she’s worth more and something has to change and she knows that they won’t so she has to. A Grammy, a Golden Globe and an Oscar just all of the above.
Ninth is In the Dark (My second favourite). Who are you in the dark? Is Camila’s posing question, when you can be free, honest and yourself who are you? When it’s just you who are you really? Camila’s message to the people is to be who you are when no one’s watching, be who you are not someone you’ve created. The message of this song is important as everyone should be themselves, that we should stop acting and start living. Who are you when it’s 3AM? It’s a good reminder to just be you. It’s a song that I can listen to over and over again. Camila Five stars!
Tenth is Into It. A love struck song, a little bit Taylor Swift themed almost. I like to dance to this song and pretend that I am signing it into my hairbrush. It’s vibrant if a song can be. It’s a good love song and I think finally Camila has found someone who hopefully she pursues! I would give this song four stars as I’m not a huge fan.
This album is my all time favourite! No other album has made me feel so connected and I feel like I understand Camila now. I really belive this album is the album of the century, she is just so her in every song and we waited a year and it was so worth it. I love this album like it is my baby. Camila you did so well! I am so proud of what you have accomplished and I will always love and support you, ‘Camila’ is the perfect album that will always be played in my dads car, my room, on our TV and constantly on repeat in my head. Thank you!