andy20 wrote:I don't know why there wasn't a deluxe edition? I mean why would she not include crying questions bad things omg etc...? They were only released a few months ago so not like there old or not hits?!
Because additional editions like a Deluxe or bonus material at the time of the release of the main album aren't common anymore, especially not for young artists. And if they get bonus material it is most of the time a remix, instrumental or a stand-alone/soundtrack song that gets included.
Camila first recorded songs with producers like Stargate and Benny Blanco among other producers, and Crying was released as first cut, but it didn't do what they hoped for in the US and globally. During these sessions she worked with Frank Dukes and Epic issued the Stargate produced OMG and the Frank Dukes produced Havana as next double release. But in the meantime Camila kept working with Frank Dukes and the indie management/production/songwriting company Electric Feel where Frank is part of and she and her management found a way to get a separate deal with this indie company to record a complete album. The only condition is that the main album has to be done by this company. So the writing and production of this project has been paid and taken care of by Electric Feel, and Epic only had to green light it. And Camila even had to fight to get Havana released, because Epic wanted OMG.
A consequence/effect of this is that all other sessions with Stargate/Diplo/Benny Blanco etc. are scrapped. The reason why there is no Deluxe edition and only Havana Remix and I Have Questions made it is because it is 2017/2018. A lot of artists release smaller albums, and if they want extend albums or include bonus material they have to pay for it themselves. A beginning artist like Camila is not gonna pay money for it, and she can't ask Epic to do it, because Epic isn't gonna invest additional money when they already paid for a lot of other sessions.
Deluxe and and other editions always were already a promotional tool, but these days they are cheap promotional tools. They offer Target a poster and the Havana remix, that way they get free promotion by Target, and they added I Have Questions for Japan, because it is probably the cheapest song to include (if we look at production/songwriting credits) and it most likely fits the album sonically the best. Japanese editions are only there to prevent Japanese customers to not import albums by included exclusive tracks, and I have Questions is a physical exclusive currently.