In December 2019, Cabello released her second studio album Romance, which mainly focuses on theme of love. It debuted in the top three on the Billboard 200. On July 14, 2021, Cabello first teased new music, using her Instagram account by sharing a close-up of her face along with the caption, "listos?" which translates from Spanish to English as "Ready?". On July 16, 2021 Camila announced via her social media accounts that the lead single from the album, "Don't Go Yet" would be released on July 23. On the same day, she confirmed the album title Familia, and that it would be released in 2021.
This whole album to me was inspired by two things: family and food. Your family by blood, but also your chosen family. Who you want to break bread with. Who you want to sit at the dinner table with, cook a meal for, get wine-drunk with, and dance in the living room with. To me, those are the moments that make me glad to be alive, those moments of collective joy and true vulnerability and connection with other people. Moments where the food you cooked together feeds your soul and so does the laughter, conversation, and emotional intimacy. I hope you enjoy it and I hope it inspires many wine drunk kitchen dance parties for you and your familia.— Cabello introducing Familia, Twitter
According to Cabello, the album started with her and Scott Harris writing "a bunch of songs" in her bedroom in Miami, and then they took it over to Los Angeles, where they met Mike Sabath and Ricky Reed, both who ended up producing the album with Cheche Alara.
During a July 2021 interview with Los 40, Cabello revealed there are songs on the album "that are only in Spanish and that have a completely different sound."
The cover artwork of Familia depicts barefoot Cabello against a room with green door, while wearing a sequined black dress with a multicolored ruffled skirt and hugging her smiling young cousin Carolina in her arms.
In the alternative cover available for the Target-exclusive edition of the album, the singer is seen lying in pink clothes on a green carpet next to two green armchairs.
"Don't Go Yet" was released on July 23, 2021 as the album's lead single, along with an accompanying music video.
Familia: Welcome To The Family
Main article: Familia: Welcome To The Family
Familia: Welcome To The Family, is a live virtual concert on TikTok. Cabello announced the performance on March 14, 2022, along with the dates. The performance of the concert was on April 8, 2022. Cabello also did a replay of the performance the next day. The performances were also uploaded on YouTube.
Main article: Familia/Merchandise
The merchandise for Familia was released on Cabello's official website on the release date of the album.
- Familia is Cabello's lowest peaking album, only peaking #10 on the Billboard Charts.
- Familia is the first album by Cabello which has songs sung only in Spanish.
- Every Spanish song on the album either has a feature, or backing vocals.
- The album has the most features from all of Cabello's discography.
- Only two of the features included on the album feature a male artist.
- The album contains Cabello's first female collaborations in her solo career.
- Ricky Reed produced every song on the album.
- Eric Frederic co-wrote every song on the album except for Familia and Lola.
- The album contains the most explicit songs from all of Cabello's discography.
- Familia is Cabello's only album to have alternate covers for different editions.
- Two of the backing vocals produced for the album are from one of her family members.
|1.||"Familia"||Mike Cordone||Ricky Reed||0:18|
|3.||"Psychofreak" (featuring Willow)||3:21|
|4.||"Bam Bam" (featuring Ed Sheeran)||3:26|
|5.||"La Buena Vida"||3:17|
|7.||"Boys Don't Cry"||3:43|
|8.||"Hasta Los Dientes" (featuring María Becerra)||3:08|
|10.||"Don't Go Yet"||2:45|
|11.||"Lola" (featuring Yotuel)||3:05|
|12.||"Everyone At This Party"||Reed||2:49|
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- "Camila Cabello “Don’t Go Yet” | Official Premiere Party on RELEASED (Full Episode)". YouTube (July 23, 2021). Retrieved on July 23, 2021.
- David Álvarez; Cristina Zavala; Selene Moral (July 30, 2021). "Camila Cabello y su inspiración para ‘Familia’: C. Tangana, Cuba, autoaceptación y Rosalía" (in Spanish). LOS40. Retrieved on July 30, 2021.