Almost a year after leaving Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello has finally announced the release date of her self-titled debut album, and it looks like Camilizers everywhere will start their New Year off with new music on January 12, 2018.
Taking to Instagram earlier today to announce the news, Cabello explained the new title of her album, which was originally going to be titled The Healing, The Hurting, The Loving.
“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.”
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
Earlier this year, Cabello dropped her debut singles “Crying In The Club” and “I Have Questions” and performed the tracks at the 2017 iHeartRadio MMVAs. “Crying in the Club” achieved moderate chart success, peaking at #47 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Cabello achieved massive success just last month when “Havana,” the lead single to her self-titled album, hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. She credited Toronto producer Frank Dukes for “taking a classic part of Latin culture and combining it with something new and modern.”
The song was accompanied by a sultry, telenovela style music video and a Spanish-language version featuring Daddy Yankee.
Fans won’t have to wait too long until they hear some new music, as Cabello also announced that she’ll drop two tracks titled “Never Be The Same” and “Real Friends” when the album is available for preorder on Thursday.
Camila drops on January 12.