Camila Cabello: Havana and O.M.G.

IMG_8999She stands for diversity.

She stands for creativity.

She creates art through her music.

Have you spent much time listening to Camila Cabello these days?

I’ve loved her music since listening to Fifth Harmony.

Followed her work as a solo artist when she left Fifth Harmony.

And I’ve loved her singles so far. Bad Things and Crying in the Club are both beautiful songs.

Camila Cabello’s latest drops, Havana and O.M.G. are no exception.

Here’s a review for Havana:

Catchy piano intro. Musical theatre-esque song. Not your typical pop song instrumentation.

The piano intro functions as a loop, leaving you craving it again and again. Great songwriting technique.

Camila Cabello starts crooning:

Havana, ooh na-na (ay)
Half of my heart is in Havana, ooh-na-na (ay, ay)
He took me back to East Atlanta, na-na-na
All of my heart is in Havana (ay)
There’s somethin’ ’bout his manners (uh huh)
Havana, ooh na-na

The song opens with the chorus. Given that it’s so catchy, opening the song with the chorus gives listeners the chance to hear it more than if the song opened with the verse.

Camila sings of the story of meeting a man in Havana and emotionally still being there once she leaves.

Jazz. With an acoustic drum backbeat.

Brass instruments play a bit of a pop-drop towards the end of the song.

A beautiful narrative communicated through song.

IMG_8998Let’s talk about her other song dropped on the same day: O.M.G.

Sparse instrumentation opens the song. The instrumentation sounds and the vibe feels a bit like Havana.

Camila sings this song fast. The chorus uses lots of single-syllable words and repetition of lyrics:

I got that li-li-li-like
Pull up, pull up, pull up straight from Tokyo
You cannot believe it when we come through
Woo, my God, you look good today
Woo, my God, you look good today, yeah
Back up, back up, back up, do it slow-mo
When she drop, it bounce back like a yo-yo
Woo, my God, you look good today
You look good today, yeah
Oh my God

Her voice hits the pitches.

Her words are as clear as a bell.

Camila Cabello deviates from stereotypical North American pop music. She’s not afraid to showcase her artistry to her fans.

She’s establishing a sound and style of her own.

Follow this amazing woman in music as she continues pursuing her career as a solo artist.

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