Make Me Cry

Songfacts®:

  • This was the first of a number of songs that Cole recorded with Will.i.am in Los Angeles. The Girls Aloud singer wrote verses around Will.i.am's hook, which was inspired by his girlfriend.
  • After Cole had guested on the Black Eyed Pea band member's 2008 single "Heartbreaker," the pair struck up a friendship and started writing together. Over the course of six months they produced four of the eleven tracks on the album. Cole said: "I was used to putting vocals onto a finished track. But with Will I was seeing music being made right from the ground up. He'd ask my opinion on the beats and the words and send me off to write hooks. To begin with I'd come back dying with embarrassment."

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