Isn’t it funny how some artists mimic Sia’s vocal stylings when they’re given a track penned by the Aussie songwriter. Rihanna has done it. Ariana Grande is guilty of it as well, along with several others. Camila Cabello now joins that group.
“Crying In The Club” is the first solo single from the ex Fifth Harmony group member. It’s the lead cut off her debut album The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving. The mid-tempo track apparently interpolates Christina Aguilera’s “Genie In A Bottle,” but I can’t hear it. Maybe it’s a really subtle sample.
Overall, the tropical light EDM number is a decent effort, but where’s the Cuban influence that Camila promised. Also, I wish the 20-year-old chanteuse didn’t follow Sia’s demo so closely. At times, I almost forget it was Cabello singing. Her identity is almost nonexistent.
If “Crying In The Club” bombs, it’s not for lack of trying. Her record label has been pushing Camila like no business, by securing a Billboard magazine cover and feature, multiple collaborations, a Grammy appearance and more. Leading up to the single’s release, the single’s cover art was being projected onto buildings in different cities across the U.S. No expense was spared.
Give Cabello’s debut single a listen below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
UPDATE: Cabello just released the Emil Nava-directed music video which features a healthy sample of another song, “I Have Questions.” I actually quite like it much better.
Camila Cabello ‘Crying In The Club’ Music Video