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Released: 2024

Features: Playboi Carti

“I LUV IT (feat. Playboi Carti)” by Camila Cabello is essentially a modern love anthem, bubbling with passion and rebellion. It celebrates the dizzying rush of falling in love and the intoxicating dance of attraction. Cabello envelopes this narrative in layers of symbolism, rich metaphors, and even an undertone of self-empowerment.

Beginning with “Supersonic (yeah, ooh), in your orbit (yeah)”, Cabello uses cosmic references to emphasize the intensity and gravitation of the connection she experiences with her lover. References to being “bad,” “diabolic,” and “on a spiral” perhaps allude to an element of danger and unpredictability in this relationship, adding a rebellious edge. “I go soprano, baby, go down low” can be read as a play on music, highlighting the ups and downs of the relationship.

The constant repetition of “I love it, I love it, I love it” underlines the intoxication of this emotion. She’s so consumed by love that it’s all she can chant, inconsequentially of the wild nature of the affair.

The “Lemons in the chain with V-cuts” refrain, followed by “watch ’em freeze up,” is a little more complex. Lemons could be diamond cuts in the shape of the fruit, indicating a luxury lifestyle, while the freezing up could imply jealousy or shock from onlookers. The high life that she and her love lead is enough to make people gawk.

Playboi Carti’s verse adds a different layer. His lyrics, “All this Novocaine got me numb to the drugs now” and “I’m way too up like Clermont”, suggest a struggle with substance misuse, possibly as an escape. The “Aventador SVJ” lines further this image of an opulent, fast-paced lifestyle, which brings its own struggles, as hinted at with the line, “I’m out of control.”

All said and done, “I LUV IT” captures the irresistible allure of love, especially when it’s entangled with elements of tumult, risk, and defiance. It’s a celeb-grade, slightly gritty paean to love, underscored by an exhilarating rollercoaster of life in the fast lane.

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