Camila Cabello Kicks Off Her Solo Career With “Crying In The Club”
Camila Cabello pulls out all the stops for her solo debut. “Crying In The Club” samples Christina Aguilera’s iconic “Genie In A Bottle” and assembles an A-List crew of songwriters including Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat and Sia. When you put those people in a room you’re going to come up with something good. And that applies to the former Fifth Harmony diva’s moody, mid-tempo bop. “So put your arms around me tonight, let the music lift you up,” she sings over dancehall-tinged beats. “Like you’ve never been so high, open up your heart to me.”
The best part is the chorus, which is the most “Genie”-influenced part of the song. “Ain’t no crying in the club (hey, hey), let the beat carry your tears as they fall baby,” Camila belts. “Ain’t no crying in the club (hey, hey), with a little faith, your tears turn to ecstasy.” It’s a promising start (and certainly better than I expected after “Bad Things”), but it sounds like the 20-year-old followed Sia’s demo a little too closely. She’s almost unrecognizable and that’s worrying for something trying to establish their independence. Listen below.