Romance is Camila Cabello's sophomore studio album. The album was released on December 6, 2019 by Epic Records. On June 21, 2019, "Señorita" with Shawn Mendes was released as the first single off Romance. On September 5, 2019 "Shameless" and "Liar" were released as the album's second and third singles. On October 4, 2019, the fourth single "Cry For Me" was released. One week later, the albums' fifth single "Easy" was released on October 11, 2019.
Camila finished recording Romance on October 31, and the next day submitted the masters for the album. On November 13, Cabello announced that the album will be released on December 6, 2019. On November 15, the pre-order was released along with the sixth single "Living Proof". The standard/first press CD's did not include the track 'My Oh My'. This is Camila's first explicit album, as the twelfth track "This Love" is marked as explicit.
Background[edit | edit source]
Following the great success of Cabello's debut album, Camila (2018), which topped the Billboard 200 chart, Brian Lee and Louis Bell told to MTV that they are already looking ahead to Cabello's next project. Bell said he imagines she will work on her second album during her then-upcoming tour, saying they’ll send ideas back and forth from April until June when they’ll finally be able to get into the studio together. He wants to give the second album a "more mature progression," but ultimately, the new songs will depend on Cabello.
The album mainly focuses on love and Camila wanted to focus on that for this album, Camila immediately knew she wanted to name the album Romance.
Louis Bell said: "It's all about what's going on in her life, relationship-wise, everything. All of that stuff is going to factor into the whole theme of the album". Lee, meanwhile, thinks she could go any direction imaginable. "She knows all these indie bands; she could do an indie record," he said. "Her depth of what she knows musically is bigger than mine. She could do whatever she wants."
Cabello teased the album on December 6, 2018, One year before the release date, after posting a muted video of her at a studio with the caption "CC2. 🌙". In June 2019, Camila posted a snippet of a song on her social media., that snippet was later revealed to be "Easy" another snippet later revealed as "Living Proof" was teased later in the month. On August 7, Camila had a listening party with her fans at Epic Records.
On September 5, two singles for the album, "Shameless" and "Liar", were released. On the same day, Camila confirmed that the album was called Romance and that it would be released before 2020 begins. The album's first promotional single "Cry for Me" was released on October 4, and its second promotional single, "Easy" was released on October 11. A day later, she performed the two promotional singles on Saturday Nights Live.
Cabello finished recording Romance on October 31, and the next day submitted the masters for the album.
On November 15, the third single "Living Proof" was released along with the album's pre-order.
Recording[edit | edit source]
On November 18, 2018, Cabello tweeted "MAKING NEW STUFF AND THINGS!!!" along with a picture of a polaroid with her at studio dated on October 16, 2018. On her Instagram story, she posed a picture of the files of cc2, named 'CC2 TRACKS'. Cabello finished recording Romance on October 31, 2019. A total of over 80 songs were written for the album.
Promotion[edit | edit source]
Singles[edit | edit source]
"Liar" and "Shameless" were released on September 5, 2019 as the lead singles from the album. "Shameless" peaked at number 60 and "Liar" at number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both songs received a music video. The Henry Schofield-directed "Shameless" accompanied the songs' release and the video for "Liar" was released a week later and was directed by Dave Meyers. Cabello performed "Liar" on The Graham Norton Show on October 25, 2019.
"Cry For Me" and "Easy" were released as the promo singles on October 4 and 11, 2019, on Friday Which i had bad mental days of off stupid things in my head which these singles saved my life respectively. Cabello performed the songs on Saturday Night Live on October 12, 2019. "Easy" peaked at number 10 and "Cry for Me" at number 15 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 singles chart.
On November 15, 2019, Romance was made available for pre-orders and the single "Living Proof" was released alongside. The song was promoted with several live performances including at the 2019 American Music Awards, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The song received a music video directed by Alan Ferguson which was released ahead of her American Music Awards performance.
"My Oh My" featuring DaBaby was released as the album's fourth single on January 6, 2020. Cabello and DaBaby performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on December 12, 2019. It has currently peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 becoming the highest charting single on the chart from the album.
In addition, "Señorita", Cabello's duet with Shawn Mendes released in June 2019, was originally included in the deluxe edition of Mendes' self-titled third studio album. It was later also included on Romance. "Señorita" debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 on July 6, 2019. It later peaked at number one on the chart issue dated August 31, 2019 becoming Mendes' first US number-one song and Cabello's second after "Havana".
Tour[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- "First Man" was the first song written for the album, and "Used To This" was the last to be written.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Photoshoot[edit | edit source]
Other[edit | edit source]
Track listing[edit | edit source]
|1.||"Shameless"||Camila Cabello, Alexandra Tamposi, Andrew Wotman, Jonathan Bellion, Jordan Johnson, Stefan Johnson||Andrew Watt, The Monsters and Strangerz||3:39|
|2.||"Living Proof"||Cabello, Tamposi, Justin Tranter, Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredriksson||Mattman & Robin||3:14|
|3.||"Should've Said It"||Cabello, Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Nate Mercereau, Eric Frederic, Wotman, Tamposi||Frank Dukes, Mercereau, Ricky Reed, Bell[m]||3:20|
|4.||"Señorita" (with Shawn Mendes)||Cabello, Mendes, Wotman, Benjamin Levin, Tamposi, Charlotte Emma Aitchison, Jack Patterson, Magnus August Høiberg||Watt, Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat[a]||3:10|
|5.||"Liar"||Cabello, Tamposi, Wotman, Bellion, J. Johnson, S. Johnson||Watt, The Monsters and Strangerz, Jon Bellion[m]||3:27|
|6.||"Bad Kind Of Butterflies"||Cabello, Philip Constable, Tamposi, Lindsay Gilbert, Crystal Nicole, J. Johnson, S. Johnson, Oliver Peterhof||DJ HardWerk, The Monsters and Strangerz, German||2:49|
|7.||"Easy"||Cabello, Tranter, John Hill, Feeney, Bell, Carter Lang, Westen Weiss||Dukes, Bell, Lang, Weiss, Hill||3:14|
|8.||"Feel It Twice"||Cabello, Bell, Feeney, Tommy Paxton Beesley, Matthew Tavares||Dukes, Tavares||3:08|
|9.||"Dream Of You"||Cabello, Larsson, Fredriksson, Tranter||Mattman & Robin||3:42|
|10.||"Cry For Me"||Cabello, Ryan Tedder, Feeney, Bell||Dukes, Bell||3:09|
|11.||"This Love"||Cabello, Sam Roman, Dayyon Alexander Drinkard, Jeff Shum||Rush Hr, RØMANS||3:40|
|12.||"Used To This"||Cabello, Finneas O'Connell, Amy Wadge||Finneas[b], Bart Schoudel[v]||3:30|
|13.||"First Man"||Cabello, Jordan Reynolds, Wadge||Finneas, Reynolds||3:48|
|Digital and streaming edition bonus track|
|4.||"My Oh My" (featuring DaBaby)||Cabello, Jonathan Kirk, Bell, Feeney, Savan Kotecha, Anthony Clemons, Jr.||Dukes, Bell[m]||2:50|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- ^[a] signifies an additional producer
- ^[m] signifies a miscellaneous producer
- ^[b] signifies also a vocal producer
- ^[v] signifies a vocal producer
- "Living Proof" contains a sample of a recording by Andy Jones for The Africa Heartwood Project.
- "Liar" interpolates "All Night Long (All Night)" written by Lionel Richie and "All That She Wants" written by Jenny Berggren, Jonas Berggren, Malin Berggren and Ulf Ekberg.
Scrapped Tracks[edit | edit source]
- "Taxi" - The full song leaked September 2th, 2020. It was the lead single but it got scrapped due to Camila breaking up with Matthew Hussey.
- "Anyone" - Camila mentioned on her Twitter that it was her Mom's favourite song on the album in mid 2019.
- "Obsession" - The song was added onto Camila's BMI in October 2019. A writers demo is on Soundcloud.
- "Not Killin' It Today" - The song was leaked alongside the demo of "First Man" in October 2018.
- "Eyes on You" - The full song leaked September 3th, 2020.
- "Same" - The song was added onto Camila's BMI in 2019.
- "Fly" - The song was talked about in one of Camila's friends live streams in November 2018.
- "Terrified"- The full song leaked September 3rd, 2020.
References[edit | edit source]
- Twitter - CC2 first teaser
- Twitter - Polaroid of Camila at studio (November 18, 2018)
- Camila Cabello Announces Singles 'Shameless' And 'Liar' Out Thursday
- Camila Cabello Launched Two Singles At The Same Time — Now The Public Has Chosen Which One Stays
- Camila Cabello's new album Romance: First listen preview
- Camila Cabello's "Liar" Video Is Super Bizarre, But That's Why You'll Love It
- Camila Cabello - Shameless
- Hear Camila Cabello Mourn an Ex on New Track ‘Cry For Me’
- Camila Cabello drops new single "Easy"
- See When Camila Cabello's New Song 'Cry For Me' Is Dropping
- Watch Camila Cabello Perform "Cry For Me" & "Easy" On SNL
- 5 Things We Want From Camila Cabello's 'Romance' Album
- Camila Cabello Unveils New Song 'Living Proof': Stream It Now
- Singles To Radio
- The American Music Awards | Camila Cabello Performs 'Living Proof' Live at the 2019 AMAs
- Camila Cabello: Living Proof
- Camila Cabello Performs 'Living Proof'
- Camila Cabello's 'Living Proof' Music Video Arrives Ahead of 2019 AMAs: Watch
- DaBaby Joins Camila Cabello for "My Oh My" Performance on 'Tonight Show'
- Hot/Modern/AC Future Releases | Hot Adult Contemporary Rock Songs and Release Dates
- Camila Cabello & DaBaby Hit the Quad for Flirty, School Daze 'My Oh My' on 'Tonight Show': Watch
- Camila Cabello Announces Sophomore Album Romance,’ North American Tour
- Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello's 'Señorita' Hits No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100
- Camila Cabello Sets Release Date for 'Romance,' Announces Tour Dates
- Camila Cabello tickets
- Camila Cabello Opens Up About Falling for Shawn Mendes — and Their San Francisco PDA — in New Song
- Romance on Amazon.com
- Romance CD Album
- Romance by Camila Cabello on Apple Music
- YouTube - Camila Cabello - Taxi (FULL SNIPPET)
- camila on Twitter: "she’s sitting next to me, she says her favorite is a song called anyone"
- Obsession (Demo) by Alex Zink on Soundcloud