Famous for her role in the “Descendants” films on Disney Channel, Dove Cameron has taken her singing career to the next level. Since 2019, she has released almost an entire album’s worth of singles, including “Bloodshot,” “LazyBaby,” and “Boyfriend.” Cameron’s debut solo album, “Celestial Body,” will also feature singles including “Breakfast,” “Bad Idea,” “Girl Like Me,” and “We Go Down Together” feat. Khalid.
Cameron shared footage from the recording studio late last year, adding fuel to the album fire. “i started writing my debut EP this week and i have cried every day . alone and in front of people,” she captioned the since-deleted Instagram post. The album is expected to drop sometime in 2023, likely “late fall,” Cameron told Paper in February.
In the same interview, Cameron explained that the new album — inspired heavily by French pop and funk — will focus on “my trauma, my mental health, my depression, my anxiety, my eating disorder.” She said, “I’m going to be openly speaking about things that in the past I’ve been afraid to speak about. People think that trauma is something that you talk about in therapy, and then you go to sleep and you maybe have a nightmare, but the rest of it is fairly normal, and that’s just not true. Trauma permeates absolutely everything. It’s in every small decision. I didn’t give myself permission to talk about that because I was like, Who am I to talk about this? I live such an incredible life now and I’m living my dreams. But if I don’t talk about it, there’s 70 percent of me that people just don’t have access to.”
Speaking on the “Just For Variety” podcast with Marc Malkin in July, Cameron revealed that she’s “inches away” from completing the album. “I have just narrowed it down from about 60 songs that I have written,” she said. “m trying to get the number of songs on the album really high, but Columbia is being reasonable. I’m being unreasonable. I’ve got all my favorites and most of them have been sent to the mixer.”
The singer added that the album is “definitely” coming out this year and will feature a collaboration with her dream artist. “I have to get my album out before I can go on my tour so I’m going to warm up and do some shows with them,” she said. “I’ll probably start my big tour sometime next year, but I’ll be doing smaller shows before then.”
Cameron hasn’t provided any substantial updates on the upcoming EP since.