It’s been a long time coming, but the wait for Camila Cabello’s debut album is almost over. After nearly a year of keeping us on the edge of our seats, the “Havana” singer is finally, FINALLY, ready to bestow her first solo album upon us.
The proof is Cabello’s Instagram account.
On Thursday, the artist teased previews of songs that will be on her debut album.
to my Camilizers…. my debut album is finally finished. now i'm trying to steady my heartbeat!!!!!!! thank you for being so patient with me this year, i can't wait for you to hear what has been the soundtrack to the past year of my life… all of these songs have special memories behind them, and i'm not gonna lie, it feels emotional letting them go, feels like the end of a chapter… i decided to call it by my name, because this is where this chapter in my life ended. it started with somebody else's story, it ended with me finding my way back to myself. my album is gonna be available for pre order this Thursday, and i'm putting out two instant grat tracks with it…. one is called never be the same, and one is called real friends. it's in your hands January 12 ? love you guys so much, Camila
In the ultimate test of delayed gratification, Camilizers have had to set and reset the clock on the release of Cabello’s debut album for months. Originally unveiled as “The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving” back in May of last year, the album was set for a Fall 2017 release date. It was also meant to feature songs like “Crying in the Club” and “I Have Questions.”
Then, over the course of several months, it evolved into a project of a completely different vibe. Tracks like “Havana” and “Never Be the Same” emerged and the album’s launch date was pushed. Then, at the beginning of last December, Cabello revealed her new songs had inspired a new title for the album – “Camila.” She also gave fans an official album release date of Jan. 12.
Yesterday, Camila blessed fans with snippets of two new tracks and evidence that suggests the album will be STEEPED in “Havana” vibes.
Instrumental portions of “All These Years” and “She Loves Control” were posted along with the already dropped song “Never Be The Same.” Clips of the songs have us pretty sure all of this waiting will be worth it AF.
The evidence of a hit album is all over the visuals and audio bits shared in her Instagram posts.
The clips feature a notebook scribbled with animated doodles and notes on a busy workspace.
The best part is that the album is set to be a lot more upbeat than Cabello originally intended.
When Cabello initially debuted “Crying in the Club” and “I Have Questions” it became pretty clear to fans she’d be reflecting on her hurt over lost relationships.
“At first I thought it was gonna be, like, a sad-song album,” Cabello told Rolling Stone.”Then the more I got into the year, it just was better. I felt way happier. I feel that it has a good balance of the emo and the happy.”
Fever over the album’s sneak peak and imminent release is spreading like wild fire.
AHHHHHH I CAN’T WAIT pic.twitter.com/FIm6RGAFrV
— jas loves camila (@adoringcabeIIo) January 4, 2018
Seriously, my excitement levels are reading off the charts.
Fans from all over can hardly contain themselves.
DIOOOS ME ALTERE MUCHO
— Ana ?? (@Cc_ft_Vagas) January 4, 2018
Really though. Us Camilizers are gonna need something to keep us calm while we wait for the most highly anticipates album of the last year.
Seriously, anyone know of a support group for the all kinds of SHOOK we are over this?
How I feeling about @Camila_Cabello's first album…
Physically: I'm super ready!
Spiritually: Preparing myself for all the haters who do not accept her success
Mentally: I'm preparing to make streams
Emotionally: I'M FREAKING OUT I AM VERY ANXIOUS#7DaysUntilCAMILA
— Rai ♡ (@CoupleForbidden) January 5, 2018
If “Havana” and these sneak peaks are any indication of the sound on “Camila,” bets are on for 2018 being the year of salsa, strong Latin vibes, and Camila!