Camila Cabello gets ‘true to herself’ with new album
Camila Cabello went from a poor place to a good place while working on her third album, “Familia,” which will be released on April 8.
Part of her pleasure, according to the 25-year-old musician, stems from a shift in priorities.
“I was just in a pretty bad spot, like mental health-wise,” she explained. “Obviously, I want to write amazing songs, but to me, it’s just like, I just want to have a good time in the studio today and feel safe and calm and like I’m being true to myself.”
Cabello and singer Shawn Mendes broke their nearly three-year engagement in November 2021.
The record, produced by Sony Group Corp’s Epic Records, was developed with relatively few individuals, according to the Cuban-born American vocalist, and she hopes fans perceive the trust and intimacy in the song.
“Compared to my prior albums, I think I’m just in a better, more grounded, more well-rounded place as a human being.” My first two albums were made in my late teens and early twenties, and I felt a lot of anxiety while making them.”
Cabello rose to prominence as a member of the girl group “Fifth Harmony,” but abruptly left the group in 2016.
Cabello sings on track three, “Psychofreak,” “I don’t blame the females for how it went down…” and revealed that the songs were about her former band members.
“That song is really about anxiety and all of the different things that have made up like my experience with anxiety and starting out in the profession when I was extremely young.”
Cabello claimed that she currently has limited but nice interaction with the group’s women.
“Through like DMs and whatnot, we’ve been like supportive of each other,” she explained. “I feel like I’m at a pretty good position with them.”
Willow Smith, Maria Becerra, and two Spanish-language songs appear on the 12-track CD.