Camila Cabello faced ‘crippling anxiety’ while recording her album ‘Familia’

Camila Cabello rose to fame as a member of girl group Fifth Harmony and launched her own solo career in the late 2010s. In 2022, she returns with Family, his third album and his most personal project to date. But despite Cabello’s satisfaction with the finished product, it took a lot of therapy and inner work to get there.

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Camila Cabello released her third album “Familia”

Camila Cabello has released her third studio album, Familyin April 2022. The album comes after two years of soul-searching in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and largely reflects his emotions at the time.

On the LP, Cabello teamed up with successful musicians such as Ed Sheeran, Willow Smith and Cuban artist Yotuel.

Camila Cabello dealt with anxiety while recording ‘Familia’

Cabello spoke about the process of creating the record in an interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music. It was not easy for her to return to work in the midst of a pandemic.

“For a while, it was a few months that I didn’t go back to the studio,” she confessed. “I was just doing therapy. I literally wasn’t working.

She then expressed her gratitude for the help she received and shared her biggest takeaways from her therapy sessions. “I found a therapist that everything they said really resonated with me. And part of that healing was going into the studio and being like, ‘I’m not going to do this if it’s not fun. It’s not going to be a performance. I can’t take it. Literally, I won’t. It has to be something that helps me feel better and improve because I can’t take it as a source of anxiety or stress I just won’t do it.

Cabello has opened up about her anxiety in the past, and when asked why she wanted to share her experiences publicly, she explained that she felt compelled to do so, especially after it felt like her voice was n didn’t matter before.

“It was something that I used to do to myself, that invalidated my own experiences. Because I would say, ‘Oh, nobody wants to hear that from me. Why am I so anxious? Why did I crippling anxiety?” she recounted. “It’s so much more, in fact, responsible and better for people if artists are like the voice of vulnerabilities and anxieties and all that.

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“Familia” is Camila’s most personal album

the Family album, then, means a lot to Cabello. Not only is the subject matter personal, but it was a tough road to get to release day.

“It was a two-year journey for me, and this album and its journey have really changed my life,” she said in an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “I feel like I’ve learned the most I’ve ever learned. I have really changed as a person.

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