Camila Cabello’s long-awaited album is now available to everyone. Since April 8th, the album called Familia takes us directly to Cuba and Mexico, the countries where the singer comes from. This album is the artist’s third album and features 12 tracks of all kinds. Here we can enjoy Camila in her maximum splendor and squandering all that talent and essence that characterizes her.
Dedicated to her family, as the title itself indicates, this is the first time Cabello dares to compose in Spanish. The album begins with a brief 17-second intro in which we hear trumpets that immediately transport us to Mexico.
The singer has collaborated with very important urban artists such as María Becerra, the Argentinian singer who is constantly triumphing around the world. Together they share Hasta los dientes, a very catchy song completely in Spanish. In addition to her collaboration with Ed Sheeran that we already talked about months ago, Camila has also counted with Yotuel in the song Lola, a song where English and Spanish are mixed and in which they fight for the freedom of Cuba.
“I was very excited when Yotuel said yes to writing on that song and collaborating with me because, for me, Patria y vida changed history and gave people a lot of courage and hope that things could change in Cuba,” Cabello said. In the song, Yotuel sings the phrase ‘quiere libertad, quiere patria y vida’, referring to her song Patria y vida winner of the Latin Grammy award for best song of the year in 2021.
For her, Lola represents not only the people of her native country but of any other nation that systematically represses, where “intelligent and talented people don’t have the same opportunities because of where they were born and where they live,” said the singer, who arrived in Miami at the age of 6.
Camila immersed herself in the music she listened to as a child and that can be seen in songs like Celia, a song with a lot of rhythm that clearly references Celia Cruz, whom Cabello has admired since she was a child. And from Cuba and Celia Cruz, we go crazy with psychofreak, a pop hit with Willow. Camila Cabello sings about feeling so overwhelmed that she disconnects from the world and lives almost like an automaton.
Camila’s album is worthy of winning many awards as it not only transports us to many places in Latin America but also takes us into the heart and feelings of the singer in a way we have never seen before.