15 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Pitch-perfect harmonies and infectious, complex melodies executed with passion made the debut album from Mexican trio Camila an instant hit. No surprise, given that it was the brainchild of seasoned producer, singer, and composer Mario Domm and was catalyzed by lead singer Samo’s emotive, R&B-influenced vocals. In the old-school soul vibe of the title track as well as in the precision funk of “Yo Quiero,” the record catches the members wrapped in an intense love affair with popcraft. The lyrics are pure romance, too.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Pitch-perfect harmonies and infectious, complex melodies executed with passion made the debut album from Mexican trio Camila an instant hit. No surprise, given that it was the brainchild of seasoned producer, singer, and composer Mario Domm and was catalyzed by lead singer Samo’s emotive, R&B-influenced vocals. In the old-school soul vibe of the title track as well as in the precision funk of “Yo Quiero,” the record catches the members wrapped in an intense love affair with popcraft. The lyrics are pure romance, too.

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About Camila

Mexican trio Camila made a strong entrance onto the Spanish-speaking pop/rock scene in the summer of 2006. The group is comprised of the previously unknown Samo (voice), Pablo Hurtado (guitar), and industry mainstay Mario Domm (piano, voice, composer, and producer). Domm, having started his songwriting career nearly 15 years before writing hits for such major-label successes as OV 7, the Sacados, X-Magneto, Giovanni, El Circulo, and Edel Juárez, is undoubtedly the bandmember with a master plan for success. Reyli Barba, Sin Bandera, and Kalimba all have Domm to thank for his hit songs and a winning producer's ear. Those songwriting and production skills, combined with the fresh artistic perspective of Samo and Hurtado, resulted in the release of their 2006 debut record Todo Cambió. The hit single from that record, "Abrazame," has consistently made waves on Billboard's Latin charts. The group's takeoff was so rapid that the aforementioned single was radio-ready before the bandmembers had even selected a name for themselves. Settling on Camila -- meaning "close to God" -- seemed appropriate thanks to the granting of the group's collective dream. The record was subsequently nominated for Premio lo Nuestro's Revelation of the Year award. Their sophomore effort, Dejarte de Amar, followed in 2010, but it was the last to feature member Samo, as the singer soon launched a solo career. Mario Domm took over vocal duties for their 2014 effort Elypse, which featured the single "Decidiste Dejarme." ~ Evan C. Gutierrez

ORIGIN
Mexico
FORMED
2006

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