Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

Camila Cabello

Camila (Epic)

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

Living between two cultures can be alienating, but Camila Cabello packages her experience as a Cuban-American seamlessly into pure pop perfection. Employing reggaeton, salsa, and contradanza in her production, obvious standout "Havana" features Young Thug with its irresistibly sultry tropical thumps, and moombahton – a house and reggaeton fusion – defines "She Loves Control." Softer tracks "Something's Gotta Give" and "Real Friends" realize as much history and depth through acoustic guitar and low breathy runs. Being Latina doesn't mean being the spicy bombshell stereotypes pigeonhole us into. It's being whoever we want, just with more rhythm. (6:30pm, American Express stage; weekend one only)

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