"Is it just me or does it sound a little bit like Dora The Explorer?" reads one of many similar YouTube comments on Camila Cabello's "Inside Out," a highlight from her debut solo album Camila. They have a point -- the bright, reggae-tinged record gets a gleeful, childlike quality from its opening piano riff. Soon after it ascends into dancehall pop, featuring some glimmering steel drums and stuttering synths, coming courtesy of a team of T-Minus, Louis Bell, and Frank Dukes, the last of which serving as executive producer for the project.
Another contributor of note is Brittany Hazzard, better known as Starrah, who contributed backing vocals to Camila's "Havana" hit and has penned smash singles for the likes of Drake, Rihanna, and Maroon 5. The ad-libs throughout the song bear her signature, rap-influenced cadences, and the hook is hard to shake. Camila should be releasing another new single in the near future, and this seems like it could be a good choice.
Look on the bright side
You're on the right side
You're with the best of the best, yeah
I'm talking all time
I'm talking worldwide, worldwide
Don't you waste some other girl's time