Camila, "Dejarte de Amar"
The cover art of Camila's second album, "Dejarte de Amar," is tasteful and sparse, with the Mexican pop group's three members pictured suspended over the water at a distance, their features indistinguishable. But the music itself is lush, the beautiful melodies that are a Camila trademark blended artfully in vocal harmony. "Dejarte de Amar" continues the path that Camila crafted on its 2006 self-titled debut, but multiplied. For example, the track "Bésame" begins with a simple voice over keyboard, then steadily progresses to finally explode into a chorus backed by full orchestra. While strings are a staple of Latin pop, Camila uses them with symphonic emphasis and rock attitude, despite the group's unabashed romanticism. The result is a collection of unique tracks that navigate pop, rock and a tad of blues ("Nada"). The album closer "De Mi," with its soulful introductory flute and high-pitched vocals, is a departure that wants to drive home the musical aptitude of a very musical group.