Fans have been eagerly the release of Camila Cabello's solo album, well since the moment it was announced she was parting ways with her group, Fifth Harmony. She had been working hard on her own material and after hearing her collabs with Shawn Mendes and Machine Gun Kelly, the world has been waiting to know what she sounds like on her own. Well on January 12, 2018, the album Camila is set to drop and now she's given us a glimpse at the final tracklist.
And if you've listened to her tracks "Havana", "Real Friends" and "Never Be the Same" then you know this solo Camila era is pure fire already. But what's interesting enough is that the other songs she's released aren't featured on the album, like "Crying in the Club" and "I Have Questions." Plus, noticeably absent are the songs she's spoken about that she had worked on, like "The Boy," which she got from Ed Sheeran and "Scar Tissue" which she wrote with Charli XCX. Originally when Camila gave us the announcement about the album, it was called "The Hurting The Healing The Loving" too.
The album was originally focused on her journey from being completely broken to finally feeling whole again. This announcement and description came about in may of 2017 but now, that description has shifted a bit. She wrote on Instagram she "decided to call it by my name, because this is where this chapter in my life ended. it started with somebody else's story, it ended with me finding my way back to myself." So it seems like it will overall have the same themes, but it looks like the actual songs we're getting from this journey of self-discovery might not be what they once were. Basically, if you were waiting for Camila to spill the tea about what happened between her and her former 5H bandmates, well it looks like that isn't going to happen. Camila obviously went through a lot of big life changes, which will be reflected in her music, but it doesn't seem like there's going to be any lyrics on here that are going to answer any of those lingering, burning questions. Alas, we will have to wait and see once the album does drop but perhaps it's time we all let go of those suspicions and hopes for any sort of clarity because it seems like that chapter has fully closed for Camila and the girls of Fifth Harmony. Their latest album, the first without Camila, they titled Fifth Harmony didn't serve up anything dramatic either and didn't seem to address what went down when the songstress departed the group. It appears it's time we just sit back and let the good music roll on in.