Camila Cabello ‘Spills Some Tea’ on the Anniversary of Her Debut Album

Camila Cabello ‘Spills Some Tea’ on the Anniversary of Her Debut Album

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Camila Cabello

It’s been a year since the release of Camila Cabello’s debut album, and she’s marking the occasion by giving the inside scoop about the making of it.

“These songs, that were the soundtrack to my life for a long time, were about to belong to you,” she tweeted of Camila, which dropped on Jan. 12, 2018. “Thank you for loving them, taking care of them and giving them entirely new, special meanings.” Cabello then offered: “Hmmmmm #1YearOfCamila – ask me some questions about each song and I’ll spill some tea.”

On the power of “Control”: “I wrote she loves control first as a title,” she said. “for the first time in my life felt in control of my time, my life, and I think that all came from having control of my work honestly- we wrote the chorus to just guitar and then Skrillex came in and turned it around.”

On the album track she’s most proud of: “Never be the same. I just feel like that song sounds like what my soul sounds like. When I left the studio and played it in my car I felt like it was my favorite song I’ve made,” Cabello shared.

On failed album titles: “The hurting the healing the loving,” she said, “which some people got tattooed on their bodies.”

On the inspiration behind the album: “A lot of this album was based on infatuations/ very minimal interactions I had people that I obsessed with enough to turn into songs,” wrote Cabello. “Like making a mountain out of a mole hill- in this chapter of my life, there’s actually mountains ya know?”

On the real meaning of the album: “One of the themes of this album could be summed up in this sentence ‘I hate LA, I have no friends here, and I’ve been completely single for like 100 years,'” she said.

On the song that left her in tears: Cabello said she can “literally remember singing something’s gotta give and having to take a bathroom break because I broke down crying.”

See all her tweets below.

Happy anniversary, fam. What a ride it has been– pic.twitter.com/tVYX5CqFZX

— camila (@Camila_Cabello) January 12, 2019

Hmmmmm #1YearOfCamila – ask me some questions about each song and I’ll spill some tea ☕️ https://t.co/YDflw0AV4z

— camila (@Camila_Cabello) January 12, 2019

I wrote she loves control first as a title. for the first time in my life felt in control of my time, my life, and I think that all came from having control of my work honestly- we wrote the chorus to just guitar and then Skrillex came in and turned it around #1YeafOfCAMILAhttps://t.co/x3ZKR3FMvW

— camila (@Camila_Cabello) January 12, 2019

Never be the same. I just feel like that song sounds like what my soul sounds like. When I left the studio and played it in my car I felt like it was my favorite song I’ve made #1YeafOfCAMILAhttps://t.co/B1H1ZARyIV

— camila (@Camila_Cabello) January 12, 2019

The hurting the healing the loving which some people got tattooed on their bodies — #1YearOfCamilahttps://t.co/rzCsFtVO9O

— camila (@Camila_Cabello) January 12, 2019

By the time I put a song out Ive already moved on to working on other ideas- it’s the making of it that excites me- once that’s done I move on to making something else https://t.co/IuKRPhJjEz

— camila (@Camila_Cabello) January 12, 2019

Because I’m an idiot #1YeafOfCAMILAhttps://t.co/UyOpSR3BsO

— camila (@Camila_Cabello) January 12, 2019

100%, I’m in a whooooole other chapter of my life now. Everything is different #1YeafOfCAMILAhttps://t.co/omjvQPvXwC

— camila (@Camila_Cabello) January 12, 2019

A lot of this album was based on infatuations/ very minimal interactions I had people that I obsessed with enough to turn into songs. Like making a mountain out of a mole hill- in this chapter of my life, there’s actually mountains ya know? #1YeafOfCAMILAhttps://t.co/scel3xoSm7

— camila (@Camila_Cabello) January 12, 2019

I’m not saying anything till it’s something I’m comfortable with you guys tattooing on your bodies –#1YearOfCamilahttps://t.co/BsD7qEV47b

— camila (@Camila_Cabello) January 12, 2019

In the dark I wrote after going to a party in LA- in general I felt like I really wanted to get to know someone/ I really wanted any kind of connection that felt real- and nobody felt real to me, it just all felt surface-level #1YeafOfCAMILAhttps://t.co/k4FRgWGRVw

— camila (@Camila_Cabello) January 12, 2019

As far as singing, I literally resang Consequences at least 6 times #1YeafOfCAMILAhttps://t.co/tnnhhJOBLx

— camila (@Camila_Cabello) January 12, 2019

I had some titles on my phone for a long time, like Havana and in the dark, but it’s hard for me to like re use songs from other eras, because I think of album processes/ albums as the bookmark for a new chapter in my life so I can’t go back #1YeafOfCAMILAhttps://t.co/dk4k461d9w

— camila (@Camila_Cabello) January 12, 2019

One of the themes of this album could be summed up in this sentence “I hate LA, I have no friends here, and I’ve been completely single for like 100 years” #1YeafOfCAMILAhttps://t.co/2WTlRPay1g

— camila (@Camila_Cabello) January 12, 2019

All these years was written to acoustic guitar in like 15 minutes and then @frankdukes came in and did his thaaaaaang and made it sound all unique and moody #1YeafOfCAMILAhttps://t.co/fzJqrqCRJw

— camila (@Camila_Cabello) January 12, 2019

I literally remember singing something’s gotta give and having to take a bathroom break because I broke down crying #1YearOfCAMILAhttps://t.co/ytitDRzDIW

— camila (@Camila_Cabello) January 12, 2019

#1YearofCAMILA — pic.twitter.com/RxS9UWpiN0

— camila (@Camila_Cabello) January 12, 2019


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