06 December 2019 08:42
Camila Cabello's second solo album is called "Romance," but she might as well have just called it "Shawn." Because after all the PDA that she and her boo, Shawn Mendes, have engaged in since their sexy "Señorita" duet became one of the biggest hits of 2019, all romantic roads clearly lead to the "In My Blood" singer-songwriter's lips for the former Fifth Harmony member. Although these two young pop hotties definitely don't need any help getting into makeout mode, here are five lovey-dovey moments on "Romance" which drops Friday, that will turn up the tongue-twisting. This blissed-out bop — on which Cabello proves that she's learned a thing or two from BFF Taylor Swift — finds the 22-year-old star gushing over the man who "paints me like a Van Gogh" with his touch. The raspy sultriness of Cabello's voice heats up the mood on "Romance" tracks such as this sensual slow jam, on which she confesses to digging "every tattoo on your skin." Mendes, already well-tatted, picked up another one — "A" for his sister, Aaliyah — when he and Cabello went to get inked together recently. After her breakout solo hit "Havana," the Cuban-born Cabello again explores her Latin roots on this bump-and-grinder that is guaranteed to bring on body — and lip — contact.
Cabello dreams of walking down the aisle to marry "the first man that really loved me" on this piano ballad that closes "Romance" with the distinct feeling that she's found the one. Quickly outgrowing her place in the US X Factor also-rans Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello had a delightful solo album of Latin-tinged pop in Camila last year. Señorita, a hit duet with the Canadian pin-up Shawn Mendes, is as fantastical as the pair's purported romance, while the light acoustic guitar, processed beats and Cabello's breathy falsetto offer a rather chaste form of sexiness on Living Proof, which is as catchy as it is streamlined. Camila Cabello has released Romance, her sophomore solo record. First announced earlier this year with the release of singles "Shameless" and "Liar," Romance also features the already-released tracks "Living Proof," Shawn Mendes collaboration "Señorita," "Easy," and "Cry For Me." It also features a new collaboration with DaBaby titled "My Oh My." Much of the album was made with regular collaborator Frank Dukes; notably, the song "Used To This" was produced by Finneas, Billie Eilish's brother and producer of Eilish's debut record WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
"When I was 20, when I started making this album, was the time that I really had the time to live life. This whole album is just about the intensity of, you know, being in a serious relationship for the first time, falling in love," the Cuban-American singer told Reuters Television. Cabello's steamy live performances of "Senorita" with Mendes this year have gone viral, but the singer wouldn't be drawn on how many of the songs on "Romance" are about her relationship with the 21-year-old Canadian. "I never like to say, 'Oh that song's about him.' But I think that, I don't know, people will figure it out," she said. In her brief career, Cabello has already racked up more than 60 awards, including artist of the year at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.
You will be able to stream Cabello's latest album on iTunes and Apple Music. If you have an Apple Music account, you can go into the app on your phone or tablet and set the notifications to alert you when the album is out. If you don't have an Apple Music account and want to try it out, you can click here to start a free 30-day trial. Based on the standard release schedule for Spotify, Cabello's album will also be available to stream on the platform. Cabello's album will also be available to listen to on Tidal. The streaming service offers a free 30-day trial with Tidal Premium, which provides access to music videos and curated playlists. There is also a free 30-day trial option for Tidal HiFi, which provides access to videos, playlists, and Lossless High Fidelity sound quality. Cabello told Elle that her romance with Shawn Mendes inspired a lot of the writing on the album. "Honestly, this past year and a half was the first time I really experienced falling in love with another person," she explained. "I think there is so much more depth to love when you know you are in it with another person. "There was a time when I was listening to these songs that I had to turn the album off. Could I be more open?' I feel like I've done that even better than on my first album. It feels like when I'm 80 years old, I'll look back and think, 'Wow,I remember this time; I remember how I felt.