Camila Cabello Drops New Single ‘I Have Questions’

Camila Cabello has dropped her second single called ‘I Have Questions’, just two days after her solo debut with ‘Crying in the Club’. We already heard a nearly two-minute long teaser of the track on Friday at the beginning of the ‘Crying in the Club’ music video.

‘I Have Questions’ is a track dripping with raw emotions and haunting harmonies backed with somber strings. The pain in Camila’s voice is evident, especially with impactful lyrics such as ‘counting wounds and trying to numb them all’ and the simple but heartbreaking refrain of ‘why don’t you care’. The song ends with frantic whispers of several questions, like ‘how do fix it’ and ‘is it my fault’.

The track is said to be one of the most emotional songs on Camila’s upcoming album The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving, which she described as “the story of my journey from darkness into light, from a time when I was lost to a time when I found myself again.” The album is set to release later this year, in September 2017.

In an Instagram post from last week, Camila explained more about the story behind ‘I Have Questions’. The song was written last year in a hotel bathroom while she was on tour with Fifth Harmony. At the time, Camila was “completely broken” and “in the kind of pain that’s uncomfortable to talk about”. She describes the single as “a secret burning on my tongue.”

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the first song from my forthcoming album “the hurting the healing the loving” will come out on 5.19.17…. “the hurting the healing the loving” is the story of my journey from darkness into light, from a time when i was lost to a time when i found myself again. The story behind the album starts with the second song that you’ll hear called “I have questions” which I started writing in a hotel bathroom on tour a little over a year ago. i was completely broken during that time, 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…. 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…….

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Camila also opened up about her new track in an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1. In this snippet, she describes the recording process as “the first time that I was really talking about the feelings and emotion I was having in that song”. She also explained that ‘I Have Questions’ was originally supposed to be an interlude before she decided to write the second verse of the song two weeks later. The full interview will be released tomorrow at 10 am PT.

Camila will be performing her new music live tonight during an encore performance for Xfinity on Demand at the Billboard Music Awards. She recently walked the magenta carpet and looked stunning in a red lace gown.

‘I Have Questions’ is available now on Spotify, iTunes, and Apple Music.

What are your thoughts on ‘I Have Questions’? Are you a fan of Camila Cabello’s solo music so far? Let us know on Twitter @CelebMix.

Written by Annemarie Cutruzzola

Canadian arts & culture writer and journalism student.