It’s no surprise that the similarly Latin pop-influenced Liar led the singles for Romance, but ultimately this is a showcase for Cabello’s range as more than just a voice to breezy flamenco arrangements. Bearing herself, stretch marks and all, Cabello takes cues from 1989-era Swift for confessionals Easy and Dream of You, pumps up the distorted bass on opener Shameless, and snarks all over desperately overconfident, straight rock riffage Cry For Me. It’s the second half that really shines, but throughout Cabello is a wicked force.
Romance by Camila Cabello is out now via Sony.
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