For her birthday on Thursday, Camila Cabello brought the azúcar to the appropriate spots with the arrival of her cumbia-imbued “Bam Bam” highlighting Ed Sheeran.
In the earworm verses, the Cuban-Mexican star develops from a separation and figures out how to move the aggravation away with a “c’est la vie” disposition. “Así es la vida, sí/Yeah, that is simply life, child,” she sings on the theme. “No doubt, love came around and it wrecked me/But I’m in a good place again.”
The initial not many lines of the track seem to allude to Shawn Mendes, whom she split from toward the end of last year. “You said you despised the sea, yet you’re surfin’ now/I said I’d cherish you forever, yet I just sold our home,” she sings in the initial refrain. (Soon after their separation, Mendes posted photographs of himself surfing, while she sold a $4.3 million house in Hollywood Hills in December.)
Song’s pre-theme highlights melodic components suggestive of both Kumbia Kings’ hit “Na Na (Dulce Niña),” and Colombian symbol Fonseca’s accordion-injected Latin pop track “Te Mando Flores.”
Sheeran – who keep going teamed up with Cabello on the Cardi B-including “South of the Border” in 2019 – drops his own refrain prior to blending with the “Havana” artist. “I’ve been a breaker and broken/Every mix-up harms our minutes,” the two sing. “Wouldn’t take anything back.”
In front of delivering her new single, Cabello reported that her forthcoming collection, Familia, will show up on April 8. “This collection is my entire fucking heart,” she composed on Instagram, alongside what seems, by all accounts, to be its cover.
“Bam,Bam” comes a while after she dropped “Goodness Na” close by Myke Towers and Familia’s lead single “Don’t Go Yet.”