Move over Justin Bieber! Camila Cabello covered the Bieb’s own ‘Love Yourself’ and she totally slayed. Her raw, acoustic version — complete with some added lyrics of her own — will undoubtedly give you chills and leave you wanting more. But is it even better than JB’s original? Take a listen for yourself and let us know!
Camila Cabello, 18, gave fans a taste of her being a solo act when she performed an epic cover of Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” on Instagram. But this wasn’t just any ordinary cover — Camila snuck in a few of her own lyrics and proved to us that a good old fashioned acoustic song can send the most powerful message of all. Listen to her hauntingly beautiful creation right here!
“Playin around” is what Camila captioned the three vids she posted to Instagram on Jan. 25 of her singing “Love Yourself,” a Justin Bieber original, in a no-frills, acoustic style. The videos feature a glammed-down Camila in a simple tank and athletic shorts armed with nothing but an acoustic guitar and her voice. And honestly that’s all she needed! The X-Factor alum strummed and sang and blew us all away with her raw, unbelievable talent.
After effortlessly capturing the original song’s mellow chorus, Camila decided to make some artistic changes by completely revamping the bridge — she even wrote and added her own lyrics: “You tried to make me insecure/ You tried to break me, maybe ‘cause you couldn’t love yourself.” Beautiful!
In her final clip, Camila’s lyrical writing continued as she sang, “But your poison was the cure/ And by accident you showed me how to love myself.” Now that’s pretty deep. Let’s get this girl a solo gig asap! Not only does Camila have a fantastic voice, but she’s also a gifted lyricist. It’s too bad that up until this point we’ve really only seen Camila perform in group settings with Fifth Harmony or Shawn Mendes. After these videos though, there’s no doubt that Camila could become a successful solo artist.
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Let’s be honest though, just “playin around”? Come on, Camila, don’t be so modest! After all, if this masterpiece of a cover is what happens when Camila is just “playin around” then we can’t wait to see what magic she can create when she’s in a more serious mindset. Hey, Justin — are you listening? We vote for a collab between the two artists. We think we all can agree that Camila and Justin would make beautiful music together!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Camila covering a Justin Bieber original? Whose version do you like better?