I Have Questions


  • Camilla Cabello first worked on this mournful ballad at a very low moment in her life when she was still in Fifth Harmony. She explained in May 2017:

    "I started writing (it) 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."

    She added: "I couldn't write another song for six 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."

    Cabello returned to this song months later and forced herself to confront her feelings. "I realized I wasn't making music just to make an album anymore, I was making this music to heal," she said. "It wasn't until I had made enough songs to listen back to and realized I could hear myself coming back through these songs."
  • Camila Cabello wrote the song with Bibi Bourelly (Rihanna's "Bitch Better Have My Money") and Jesse Shatkin (Sia's "Chandelier").
  • Cabello told Genius about the experience that motivated her to write the song.

    "I had a friend and we were so close," she said. "Then it was like literally a day after we didn't even know each other anymore. It was weird. Anyway, I was writing it in a hotel bathroom and I wrote it over this voice memo chord progression that I had in my head. It just sounded too, not what it felt like. It felt like what the songs sounds like now. Before I was like, 'How did we let it all get this far, I don't even know who you are.' I saw the person I initially wrote it about at this thing. I just went into the bathroom. It was like a movie. I was just crying."
  • This was left off the tracklisting of Camila except for on the Japanese limited pressing version, where it was included as a bonus track.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Justin Hayward of The Moody BluesSongwriter Interviews

Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.

Rock Stars of HorrorMusic Quiz

Rock Stars - especially those in the metal realm - are often enlisted for horror movies. See if you know can match the rocker to the role.

James Bond Theme SongsMusic Quiz

How well do you know the 007 theme songs?

Joe ElySongwriter Interviews

The renown Texas songwriter has been at it for 40 years, with tales to tell about The Flatlanders and The Clash - that's Joe's Tex-Mex on "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"

Justin TimberlakeFact or Fiction

Was Justin the first to be Punk'd by Ashton Kutcher? Did Britney really blame him for her meltdown? Did his bandmates think he was gay?

Daryl HallSongwriter Interviews

Daryl Hall's TV show is a hit, and he's been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - only one of these developments excites him.