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Album Review: “Camila” – Camila Cabello

We’ve all read the stories of that one member going solo to pursue their own music. Some flop and some float.  Camila Cabello, like her many predecessors, is most certainly floating right now!  Her impressive debut solo album, simply titled “Camila” clocks in a brisk 37 minutes of pure bliss.

While most of the narrative of Camila’s departure from having to harmonize with four subpar singers played out through 2017, she announced that she was releasing her debut solo album.  As the album started to take shape and singles were released, new music was spilling from writing sessions among other things forcing the original release date to get pushed back.

All of this gave Camila full control over an album that would introduce her to a whole new audience. The album title changed, the sound of album changed, Camila released her now platinum single “Havana”, and ditched songs co-written and produced by the slick-ricks in favor of a sound that’s much more Cuban influenced, and much more distinct to the rising star.

After 4 or 5 full album listens, there is not one track on this album that we would dream of skipping! Each track has its own story and Camila navigates her way through all 10 tracks, ranging from Latin infusion to wistful piano ballads like a pro.  “She Loves Control” is an early front runner for our favorite track. Produced by Skrillex, “Control” is definitely a “boss b*tch” track without being loud and in your face. It makes you want to hit the dance floor and what else – control it!

“Consequences,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” and “Real Friends” slow the album down on the back half, giving Camila a chance to fully wear her heart on her sleeve.  On the hauntingly hollow acoustic “Real Friends,” you can hear just how much LA takes a toll on someone who has a pure heart and desire to make those real connections that you can only find in those who stuck by you when you were at the lowest points in your life.

Camila’s ability to make you feel every emotion at once is on full display on “In The Dark” – easily our number one favorite track on this entire album.  “In The Dark” is where the real heart shines through asking “Who are you in the dark? Show me the scary parts,” you almost start answering her back because you don’t want her to keep wondering about you.

After forcing you to reach inside and dig deep, Camila closes her impressive debut album with a sultry synth twinged track “Into It.” This track makes us lose all control and dance like the weirdos we are, like nobody’s watching!

As a whole, “Camila” is a slow burn full of red hot tracks that could all very well be singles in their own right.  Don’t believe us? Pick up a copy of “Camila” on iTunes or Amazon and we dare you to not dance along!

Self Help Festival 2017 Expands to Philly, Orlando, Detroit, and San Bernadino

Self Help Festival is a unique hardcore festival specially curated by A Day To Remember and features the best up and coming as well as established hardcore bands in the scene! ADTR are proud to announce that the fest, now in it’s fourth year, will have dates in Philadelphia, Orlando, and Detroit with a special encore date in San Bernadino.

Each date has an awesome lineup so no mater which date you attend or if you make it to all 4 dates, you’re sure to have a blast.  Not only are festival founders, A Day To Remember performing, they’ve invited Rise Against, Underøath, Pierce The Veil, Falling In Reverse, Moose Blood, and Less Than Jake to join various dates.

Self Help Fest was created by ADTR back in 2014 with dates originally only in Philly and San Bernadino. Inspired by their fans, the fest brings the hardcore scene together and helps spread a positive message amongst ADTR fans.

General admission tickets and VIP packages are on sale now at SelfHelpFest.com. VIP packages include a photo op and meet & greet with participating artists, limited edition, exclusive VIP t-shirt, commemorative laminate, enamel pin, access to VIP area, early entry and 1 general admission ticket.  Check out the newly announced dates and artists below and stay tuned for the San Bernadino lineup coming soon!

Sept 10th – Festival Pier – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
A Day To Remember
Underøath
Falling In Reverse
Moose Blood
Silverstein
Real Friends
Stray From The Path
Wage War
Angel Du$t
Can’t Swim
The Plot In You
Bad Omens
Microwave

Sept 20th – Central Florida Fairgrounds – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets 
A Day To Remember
Underøath
The Story So Far
State Champs
Less Than Jake
Streetlight Manifesto
Moose Blood
Real Friends
Dance Gavin Dance
Atilla
Wage War
The Plot In You
Bad Omens

Oct 7th – Michgan Lottery Amphitheatre – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets
Rise Against
A Day To Remember
Pierce The Veil
Underøath
Falling In Reverse
Of Mice & Men
Issues
Moose Blood
Wage War
Too Close To Touch
Sylar
The Plot In You

March 3rd – Glen Helen Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA – Buy Tickets
LINEUP COMING SOON

Make sure you follow Self Help Fest and Secret Fangirls on Twitter and use #SELFHELPFEST to let friends know you’re going!

The Wonder Years Announce Tour with Moose Blood and Knuckle Puck

The last day of Warped Tour is basically Christmas for fans of ANY and all bands that were on Warped all Summer long.  The day after Warped brings so many Fall tour announcements from new friendships that were formed over the hot sweaty sunburned days spent in parking lots playing for tons of new and old fans every day.

The Wonder Years and Real Friends just announced that they’re heading out on a special tour this Fall and they’ve tapped some really awesome bands to share the stage with this year.  Knuckle Puck, Moose Blood, and Seaway are three groups that have shown some huge potential to break out into the scene within the next year!  This tour is bound to sell out so get your tickets while they’re available and don’t miss this tour!  Tickets go on sale this Wednesday at 10AM local time.  Don’t miss this tour!

The Wonder Years/Real Friends/Knuckle Puck/MooseBlood dates
Oct 15th – Park Street Saloon – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets
Oct 16th – Anthology – Rochester, NY – Buy Tickets
Oct 18th – Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA – Buy Tickets
Oct 19th – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – Buy Tickets
Oct 21st – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD – Buy Tickets
Oct 22nd – Webster Hall – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Oct 23rd – Webster Hall – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Oct 24th – Phoenix Concert Hall – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
Oct 26th – Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets
Oct 27th – Royal Oak Music Theater – Royal Oak, MI – Buy Tickets
Oct 28th – Pop’s – Sauget, IL – Buy Tickets
Oct 29th – Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS – Buy Tickets
Nov 1st – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
Nov 2nd – The Showbox – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets
Nov 4th – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA – Buy Tickets
Nov 5th – SOMA – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets
Nov 6th – The Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
Nov 8th – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV – Buy Tickets
Nov 9th – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ – Buy Tickets
Nov 11th –  House Of Blues – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
Nov 12th – Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX – Buy Tickets
Nov 13th – House Of Blues – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
Nov 15th – Canary Ballroom – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
Nov 16th – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
Nov 17th – Ritz Theater – Tampa, FL – Buy Tickets
Nov 18th-  Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Buy Tickets
Nov 19th – Maverick’s Live – Jacksonville, FL – Buy Tickets
Nov 20th – Amo’s Southland – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
Nov 22nd – House Of Blues – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
Nov 23rd – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets

Watch the official video for Moose Blood’s new single “Knuckles” now!

Be sure to follow Moose Blood, Knuckle Puck, Real Friends, The Wonder Years, and Secret Fangirls on Twitter.