On December 6, 2019, Camila Cabello released her second studio album, Romance, which describes her experience with love in various forms. Not only do her lyrics touch on the topic of unrequited love, but they also reference her relationship with her father, as well as the feeling of loving someone you’ve known forever. Now, just one month after the album debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, it has officially been RIAA-certified gold, having sold more than 600,000 equivalent units! The album has been streamed more than 770 million times and has more than 315 million views on YouTube.
“This whole album is just about the intensity of, you know, being in a serious relationship for the first time, falling in love.” – Camila for Reuters Television
Included on the album is the track ‘Señorita’, which is a collaboration with Shawn Mendes and peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The joint project has also been nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards.
So far, Camila has released 6 singles for the album. ‘Liar’ was one of the last 3 songs written for the album and describes Camila’s difficulty in accepting and admitting her feelings for another person, which is a feeling that many of us know all too well.
The second single from the album was ‘Shameless’, which was written on the same day as ‘Liar’. This track revolves around the same topic as ‘Liar’ in that it describes a situation of being scared to admit your feelings for someone else. However, the difference between the two tracks is that ‘Shameless’ is a continuation from the previous track and shows character development, since it talks about being able to open up your heart and love freely instead of being afraid.
Cry for Me
‘Cry for Me’ is the third single from the album, and is based on a song that Camila wrote when she was 16 about a short-term relationship. The song describes the feeling of watching a former significant other move on quickly from your relationship and the jealousy that ensues from seeing their newfound happiness.
The fourth single ‘Easy’ talks about Camila’s insecurities and the safety she feels with her lover since they accept her for who she is, flaws and all. The lyrics tell a story of two people who started as friends and took the time to learn the ins and outs of each other’s personalities and being able to love one another unconditionally. In the song, Camila realizes why her previous relationships did not work out and finds solace with a person who has saved and healed her.
One of the first songs that was written for Romance was the track ‘Living Proof’. It describes the special feeling of being intimate with a loved one. The entire song is a metaphor for God and heaven and how it feels to kiss someone you care about. The song immediately opens up with the sound of children’s voices which is a recording of kids clapping and singing. This was a sample that came from the Africa Heartwood Project that cares for orphans in Liberia. Camila and her team donated to the fund, and the recording was a way of bringing awareness to the project.
My Oh My
The newest single for the album, ‘My Oh My’ features rapper DaBaby and has just entered the top 25 spots on the US and Global Spotify Charts. The song currently has more than 100 million audio streams, and on January 10, Camila released a cute cartoon lyric video to accompany the track on her YouTube channel. So far, the song has reached #44 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it looks like the song still has a lot of potential to become Camila’s next hit.
Romance truly offers an in depth look at the complexity of love, and is Camila’s best work so far. The singles are all captivating and work together to tell a complete story line. So if you’re ready to be transported to the world of Romance, look no further. You can listen and purchase Camila’s album Romance right here. Don’t forget to buy tickets to see Camila on The Romance Tour starting May 26, which you can do right here.
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Featured image source: Camila Cabello on YouTube