Camila Cabello - Crying In The Club / I Have Questions

02 August Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Crying in the Club - Camila Cabello |

Her first solo singles away from Fifth Harmony, and I don't even know how I have not blogged about this music video before today. To be fair, Camila Cabello's debut solo music video isn't striking or all that memorable - which probably explains it all really. The song is a climber and a grower for everyone and has been starting to get those important chart numbers that it clearly deserves, but it's been quite the wait. I'm interested in what her new music will bring, whilst Fifth Harmony continues as a four-piece. Watch Camila Cabello perform "Crying In The Club" and "I Have Questions" in this haunting club music video for her debut solo singles.

Camila Cabello is mostly known for her time in girl group Fifth Harmony and for being the first member to release solo music and leave the band. Fifth Harmony were put together on the second season of The X Factor (US) and each member auditioned individually before being put together. They came third overall and went on to become the biggest act from all three seasons. Now going solo, Camila Cabello is definitely proving that she can make it on her own; however, Fifth Harmony remains strong without her. This song has charted all over the world, not making a striking impact but it's done all right. The song samples Christina Aguilera's "Genie In A Bottle". It was written by Camila Cabello, Sia Furler, and Benjamin Lever. The start of this video gives a snippet of the promotional single "I Have Questions", which charted in a few countries. It was written by Camila Cabello, Jesse Shatkin, and Bibi Bourelly.

This music video was directed by Emil Nava, who is totally an in-demand music video director - this name pops up all the time. Yet, this video is less impressive and I'm not so keen on the two song medley.

The opening starts with "I Have Questions" which is my favourite out of the two songs; yet, as a snippet, it's that slight bit too long and it makes you wonder when "Crying In The Club" will start up - it fully takes one minute and forty seconds.

Visually it's appealing but it doesn't go anywhere. It's mainly, haunting profile shots of Camila Cabello. The bath scene reminds me of Britney Spears' "Everytime". I totally love the glass box in the centre of the dancefloor, it reminds me of the mini-stages and the poles that you get in some of the clubs - but Camila Cabello looks awkward being in the centre spotlight, not quite being confident.

Overall, it's an all right music video that relates to the song to an extent; yet, it's nothing new, nothing exciting and definitely doesn't stand out. The song is a killer track, that had an even better follow-up, but the video just fails to impress.
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