Featuring the lead single “Don’t Go Yet” and irresistible Ed Sheeran collaboration “Bam Bam,” the new LP is the former Fifth Harmony member’s third solo outing and a follow-up to 2019’s perennially overlooked Romance.
The album also finds Cabello leaning further into her Cuban heritage with a number of Spanish-language song titles and guest appearances by Argentine pop singer María Becerra (“Hasta Los Dientes”) and the lead singer of Cuban hip-hop group Orishas Yotuel (“Lola”).
In an interview with Reuters, the singer revealed that the Willow duet “psychofreak” explicitly addresses her headline-making split from Fifth Harmony for the first time, singing, “I don’t blame the girls for how it went down.”
“That song is basically about anxiety and all of the different things that have made up like my journey with anxiety and starting off really young in the industry,” she said of the track.
The former girl group member went on to explain how the new album shows off her growth since releasing Romance and her eponymous 2018 debut that came before it, saying, “Compared to my previous albums, I think I’m just me as a human being is just in a better, more grounded, more, well rounded space. My first two albums was, like late teens, early 20s — I had a lot of anxiety making those albums.”
This weekend, Cabello will showcase Familia by serving as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. She’ll appear on an episode hosted by Jake Gyllenhaal.
03. psychofreak (feat. Willow)
04. Bam Bam (feat. Ed Sheeran)
05. La Buena Vida
07. Boys Don’t Cry
08. Hasta Los Dientes (feat. María Becerra)
09. No Doubt
10. Don’t Go Yet
11. Lola (feat. Yotuel)
12. everyone at this party