Review: Bam Bam (feat. Ed Sheeran) - Camila Cabello

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MyBesh Review:

Is Camila over Shawn Mendes and have her priorities shifted? Well, whether "Bam Bam" is a digression from the breakup is still up for debate, but one thing is for sure, her latest cumbia-infused song with bilingual vocals and earworm lyrics is remarkable. Her vocals are on point and the beats are refreshing alike welcoming an upcoming melodic Spring breeze amidst the thick thaw of Winter snow.  Ed Sheeran adds color and warmth to the song while serenading to encouraging phrases such as "It's been a hell of a year, thank God we made it out" to reflect the pain in a less excruciating manner.

Further review on the lyrics shows that "Bam Bam" may indeed allude to Camila's breakup and her reflections post crisis. Camila may be referring to Shawn's Instagram surfing photos in 2021 post the breakup based on "You said you hated the ocean, but you’re surfin’ now".  "I said I’d love you for life, but I just sold our house" may be as a result of her recent Hollywood HIlls home sale that she shared with Mendes. 

Overall, an expressive and catchy tune despite the melancholy mood. Our verdict is summarized in the scores below.

Catchy: 9/10

Chart Topper: 10/10

On Repeat: 10/10

On Playlist: 9/10

Music Elements: 9/10

Lyrical Beauty: 8/10


Fun Facts:

  • "Bam Bam" is Cabello's new music release of 2022 and the latest preview of her upcoming new album "Familia"
  • "Bam Bam" was produced by Ricky Reed, Edgar Barrera and Cheche Alara and written by Cabello, Sheeran and Reed
  • Camila wanted "Bam Bam" to be an English song that is infused with feelings similar to Latin songs
  • "Bam Bam" marks Camila's second collaboration with Ed Sheeran
  • Ed tweaked the chords on the verse of song after deciding to collaborate with Camila


Lyrics:

You said you hated the ocean, but you're surfin' now
I said I'd love you for life, but I just sold our house
We were kids at the start, I guess we're grown-ups now, mm
Couldn't ever imagine even havin' doubts
But not everything works out, no

Now I'm out dancin' with strangers
You could be casually datin'
Damn, it's all changin' so fast

Así es la vida, sí
Yeah, that's just life, baby
Yeah, love came around and it knocked me down
But I'm back on my feet
Así es la vida, sí
Yeah, that's just life, baby
I was barely standin', but now I'm dancin'
He's all over me (Goza)

Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam, bam-bam
Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam, bam-bam
Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam, bam-bam
Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam (Así es la vida)
Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam, bam-bam (Uh-huh)
Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam, bam-bam (Eh, eh, uh-huh)
Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam, bam-bam (Uh-huh)
Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam

It's been a hell of a year, thank God we made it out
Yeah we were riding a wave, and trying not to drown
And on the surface I held it together
But underneath, I sorta came around
Where would I be? You're all that I need
My world, baby, you hold me down
You always hold me down, but

I've been a breaker and broken
Every mistake hurts our moments
Wouldn't take anything back

Así es la vida, sí (Así es)
Yeah, that's just life, baby
Yeah, love came around and it knocked me down
But I'm back on my feet
Así es la vida, sí
Yeah, that's just life, baby
I was barely standin', but now I'm dancin'
She's all over me (He's all over me)

Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam, bam-bam
Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam, bam-bam
Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam, bam-bam
Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam (Ahí, ahí)
Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam, bam-bam
Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam, bam-bam
Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam, bam-bam
Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam (Pónganle azúcar, mi gente!)

Y sigue bailando, hey
Y sigue bailando, a-ha
(Keep dancing, yeah)
Y sigue bailando
(Keep dancing, yeah)
Y sigue bailando (Hey!), a-ha (Hay amor en todos lados)
Y sigue bailando
(Keep dancing, yeah) (Sigue, sigue, sigue bailando)
Y sigue bailando (Hey!) (Hay amor en todos lados)
Y sigue bailando, woah (Sigue, sigue, sigue bailando)

Así es la vida, sí
Yeah, that's just life, baby
Yeah, love came around and it knocked me down
But I'm back on my feet
Así es la vida, sí
Yeah, that's just life, baby
I was barely standin', but now I'm dancin'
She's all over me (Hey! Hey!)

Now I–, Now I'm dancin' (Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam, bam-bam)
Keep dancing, yeah
Now I–, Now I'm dancin' (Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam, bam-bam)
Keep dancing, yeah
Now I–, Now I'm dancin' (Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam, bam-bam)
Keep dancing, yeah (Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam) (Hey! Hey!)
(Ba-da, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam)
And now I'm dancin' (Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam, bam-bam)
Keep dancing, yeah
Now I'm dancin' (Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam, bam-bam)
Keep dancing, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (Ba-da, bam-bam-bam-bam)
Yeah