SINGLE REVIEW: Camila Cabello – Cry For Me

The beginning of Camila Cabello’s new musical era has been a little lacklustre to say the least. ‘Liar’ and ‘Shameless’ are struggling to make the same impact that ‘Havana’ or ‘Never Be The Same’ created with chart, streaming and radio impact. And in a desperate attempt to make sure they get that hit status before the official announcement of her sophomore record ‘Romance’, she has dropped another new track.

‘Cry For Me’ hears Cabello getting angsty and fiery towards an ex. With a break-up in progress she is feeling emotionally withdrawn and mourning her loss, and she hopes her ex lover is feeling the same way. But then she sees that he’s moving on quickly which leaves her confused, angry and still trying to process the break up. “When I said I hope you’re happy, didn’t mean it. Never thought you’d be so good at moving on” she proclaims during the pre chorus. 

Leading the way with a slick repetitive guitar riff that is similar to her new beau Shawn Mendes’ classic production, she turns up the angst and energy during the chorus for something a little bit more engaging. “I want you to cry for me, cry for me, say you’d die for me, die for me. And if you can’t, then baby, lie for me, lie for me. Cause you haunt me when I’m dreaming and it’s time you know the feeling”. But the song’s strongest moment comes during the bridge where the shredding of the guitar elevates the production even further. 

In comparison ‘Cry For Me’ is by far the strongest of the three tracks, so hopefully it manages to do something with creating some sort of impact for her, because it is a cool concept and a catchy track. 

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