Camila Cabello Debuts ‘I Have Questions’ In Full
When Camila Cabello dropped her first single and music video as a solo artist last week with “Crying In The Club,” she kicked off the video with an emotionally raw track called “I Have Questions” (watch here). Written in stream of consciousness form, Cabello’s “I Have Questions” left most fans wanting one thing—more.
Now the singer has released the track in full, a 180 from her dark, dance-heavy Sia-penned “Crying In The Club.” Though both songs pack a lyrical punch, with “Crying In The Club,” Cabello is ready to dance away the pain of a breakup that is still very fresh and all-consuming in “I Have Questions.”
Cabello spoke with BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe about the song, saying she knew right away that “I Have Questions” was different from the other tracks on her upcoming album. “I feel like the most important part of music is just making people feel something” said Cabello. “I had other songs written and that was the one that, you know, I put it on for my mom and my manager and they were like, they felt something. That’s really all that matters. That’s the only goal for me is to make people feel something.”
Cabello announced her debut album The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving on her Instagram page on May 15 and shared the history of the deeply personal track.
“I was in the kind of pain that’s uncomfortable to talk about, and it was the kind of chapter you never want to read out loud….” wrote Cabello about “I Have Questions.”
“I couldn’t write another song for 6 months because writing meant I had to feel everything, and I wasn’t ready to do that yet. So when I graduated from hotel bathrooms to studios to make my first album, I was making music about everything but what I was going through, it was like a secret burning on my tongue and for some reason I could not get myself to say it.”
Now Cabello has released the audio and lyric video for the poignant track, with the lyrics painting a clear picture explaining why this heartbreak was especially difficult for the young singer to relive through the recording process.
Cabello is nominated for her first iHeartRadio MMVA this year as a solo artist, going against Chance The Rapper, Lil’ Yachty, Niall Horan and Post Malone for Best New International Artist.