Get ready for Camila Cabello because she has burst into the industry and is changing the game quicker than any other artist. Cuban-American singer songwriter, gave me a new definition to the word ‘concert’ after playing the Orpheum Theatre this Monday night.
Commencing her tour in Vancouver, no one knew what to expect from this blossoming young artist. Previously touring with Bruno Mars, Cabello shook the entire venue. Constant screaming from her dedicated fans, some even traveling from Mexico to see her live, I have never heard this venue ring so loud.
Releasing her debut self titled album, Camila, she had a fair amount of songs to choose from, including a soundtrack tune appearing on Bright: The Album.
Opening with her latest single “Never Be The Same,” her presentation was highly technical with fog crawling along the stage adding the effect of her rising above it all.
With many visual transitions, she had unique monologues that lead into the following songs. Talking in depth about her love for music and really connecting with the crowd, her smile couldn’t have been any wider.
Heating up the stage with a multitude of intensive dance numbers, it didn’t seem to wind Cabello vocally. What made it even more outrageous was she performed every number in heeled boots.
Cabello made a remarkable statement during one of her more vulnerable songs, “Something’s Gotta Give.” Plastered on the wall behind her were footage of protests focusing on Black Lives Matter to the gun control movement.
Following that she attempted to do an off mic version of “In The Dark,” but the crowd was so loud, even being near the front, you could barely hear her.
Cabello’s bubbly and vivacious personality resonated with everything she did. Waving and reaching out to the fans to showing her animated side in songs like “Know No Better” and her biggest single “Havana.”
Opener, Bazzi gave the crowd a pop rock EDM style that prepared the crowd for Camila. Feeling his music, you could feel his passion in his projects.
His wide vocal range shocked especially during his song “Alone.”
Comparing Cabello’s set when opening for Bruno Mars, she has found a more defined style that works really well for her. Previously amazing, this set blew me further away.
Being close with one of the biggest female artists in the industry, Taylor Swift, she showed similar performance techniques. Everything about the set made me think Cabello might just be the new Taylor Swift.
Cabello will be opening for Swift as well on the Reputation tour, I won’t be surprised if Cabello learns even more to use towards her shows in the future.
Her fans already seem to know that there’s something unique about Cabello. As she continues around the globe on her Never Be the Same Tour, her fandom will definitely expand. I’m excited to see what she has in store for the future.
- Never Be The Same
- She Loves Control
- Inside Out
- Bad Things
- Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (cover)
- All These Years
- Something’s Gotta Give
- Scar Tissue
- In The Dark
- Real Friends
- Know No Better
- Into It
- Sangria Wine