I take back what I said about Camila Cabello’s solo career

When Camila Cabello announced she was leaving Fifth Harmony in December, I wrote a post in which I said she basically made a mistake and left the group way too soon, because they weren’t big enough yet and she should have stuck with them for a bit longer as it would have been a better launchpad for her solo career. Turns out I was wrong and her solo stuff is amazing.

I wasn’t convinced about her solo career straight away because her first solo efforts were collaborations like Bad Things and Hey Ma, which I’m not huge fans of, so my hopes weren’t that high when she released her debut solo single Crying in the Club on Friday – but I loved it immediately.

It was released around the same time as new singles from Liam Payne, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and Iggy Azalea but hers is the one I remember the most and have listened to the most in the days since. Sure, the first few bars sound very similar to Ed Sheeran‘s Shape of You and Sia‘s Cheap Thrills and I thought she was ripping off Christina Aguilera‘s Genie in a Bottle (turns out it is a legit sample) but I enjoyed it a lot and I can’t get the chorus out of my head.

She also timed it perfectly because she could perform it for the first time just days later at the Billboard Music Awards. Her solo debut was actually impressive. OK, vocals weren’t always on point but the performance as a whole was awesome and she proved herself a solo star.

Oh, and I also love her ballad I Have Questions. The lyrics are honest and raw and very relateable. So, sorry to Camila, I take it back and I cannot wait to hear the album.

Listen to both tracks here:

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