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"Crying in the Club" is the debut solo single by Camila Cabello. It was released as the lead single on May 19, 2017 for her debut studio album The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving. Its music video premiered the same date. The song was written by Cabello, Sia, Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat and Happy Perez, with the latter three serving as producers.

Background Edit

On May 14, 2017, she posted pieces of a puzzle on her Twitter account, so fans could put together and reveal the single’s artwork.

The song was then leaked on May 18th, 2017, a day before it's official release.

That was definitely part of the healing, this song. The lyrics are very hopeful, but the beat is very intense. I never just want to make a straight up happy song, it’s just not in my nature. The beat has this very intense, cathartic feeling about it. It was kinda like what the writing process was saying to me. So of the lyrics are “Let the music lift you up, like you’ve never been so high. Let the music lift you up, like you’ve never been this free.” It felt like what this album and this music was.
- Camila Cabello

Composition and release Edit

"Crying in the Club" is a mid-tempo pop and dance track, featuring a "subdued" minor-key dance groove. Lyrically, the song contains themes of the healing powers of music and dancing your heartbreak away. The song samples Christina Aguilera's "Genie in a Bottle", written by David Frank, Steve Kipner and Pamela Sheyne.

The song was released on May 19, 2017 to digital music stores and streaming services, following her departure from the girl group Fifth Harmony the past year, and her collaboration with Machine Gun Kelly, "Bad Things"–which reached the top 10 on several Billboard charts. "Crying in the Club" will be sent to US contemporary hit radio on May 23, 2017. Cabello performed the song for the first time at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on May 21.

Music video Edit

Directed by Emil Nava, the song's accompanying music video was released on May 19, 2017. The clip opens in black and white with Cabello standing against a brick wall, dancing through the fog and soaking in a tub as she performs the song "I Have Questions", before transitioning into the song itself with the singer getting loose in a crowded club. Reviewing the video for Billboard, Gil Kaufman related the concept to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. In Rolling Stone, Ryan Reed opined the video "mirrors the song's emotional journey. It opens with black-and-white shots of the singer crying and reclining in a bathtub before exploding with color in the nightclub."

Critical reception Edit

In Billboard, Joe Lynch opined the song "demonstrates just enough vocal flair for the former Fifth Harmony star to escape the more generic tropes of top 40," while in Rolling Stone, Ryan Reed noted Cabello "finds emotional redemption" in the song. Editors from Rap-Up wrote "the song blends island flavors with intense pop sounds, making it a dance-ready soundtrack for optimism." Anna Gaca of Spin described the song as a "dancehall-inspired beat that bears a passing resemblance to Sia's 'Cheap Thrills'." Idolator writer Mike Wass called the song a "moody, mid-tempo bop", and opined, "the 20-year-old followed Sia's demo a little too closely. She's almost unrecognizable and that’s worrying for something trying to establish their independence."

Live performances Edit

Cabello performed the song live for the first time at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on May 21. The singer started her performance by singing "I Have Questions" before transitioning into "Crying in the Club". Wearing sparkly gold attire, Cabello danced amid male backup dancers and drummers as fires burned behind them. The singer also performed the song on Britain's Got Talent on May 31, at the 2017 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards on June 18,[15] and on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on June 22.

Videos Edit

Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1]
You think that you'll die without him
You know that's a lie that you tell yourself
You fear that you lay alone forever now
It ain't true, ain't true, ain't true, no

[Pre-Chorus]
So put your arms around me tonight
Let the music lift you up like you've never been so high
Open up your heart to me
Let the music lift you up like you've never been this free
'Til you feel the sunrise
Let the music warm your body like the heat of a thousand fires
The heat of a thousand fires

[Chorus]
Ain't no crying in the club (hey, hey)
Let the beat carry your tears as they fall baby
Ain't no crying in the club (hey, hey)
With a little faith, your tears turn to ecstasy
Ain't no crying in the club (ah, oh, ah, oh, ah)
Ain't no crying in the club (ah, oh, ah, oh, ah)
Ain't no crying in the club (ah, oh, ah, oh, ah)

[Verse 2]
You may think that you'll die without her
But you know that's a lie that you told yourself
You fear that you'll never meet another so pure
But it ain't true, ain't true, ain't true, no

[Pre-Chorus]
So put your arms around me tonight
Let the music lift you up like you've never been so high
Open up your heart to me
Let the music lift you up like you've never been this free
'Til you feel the sunrise
Let the music warm your body like the heat of a thousand fires
The heat of a thousand fires

[Chorus]
Ain't no crying in the club (hey, hey)
Let the beat carry your tears as they fall baby
Ain't no crying in the club (hey, hey)
With a little faith, your tears turn to ecstasy
Ain't no crying in the club (ah, oh, ah, oh, ah)
Ain't no crying in the club (ah, oh, ah, oh, ah)
Ain't no crying in the club

[Bridge]
You think that you'll die without him
You know that's a lie that you tell yourself
You fear that you lay alone forever now
Ain't true, ain't true, ain't true, no

I said ain't no (ain't no)
Ain't no crying
Ain't no crying in the club, no crying
I said ain't no (ain't no)
Ain't no crying
Ain't no crying in the club, no crying

[Chorus]
Ain't no crying in the club (hey, hey)
Let the beat carry your tears as they fall baby
Ain't no crying in the club (hey, hey)
With a little faith, your tears turn to ecstasy
Ain't no crying in the club (ah, oh, ah, oh, ah)
Ain't no crying in the club (ah, oh, ah, oh, ah)
Ain't no crying in the club (ah, oh, ah, oh, ah)
(ain't no crying, no crying, no crying, no)
Ain't no crying in the club (ah, oh, ah, oh, ah)
(ain't no crying, no crying, no crying, no)
Ain't no crying in the club

Part I: I Have Questions

[Verse 1]
Why did you leave me here to burn?
I'm way too young to be this hurt
I feel doomed in hotel rooms
Staring straight up at the wall
Counting wounds and I am trying to numb them all

[Pre-Chorus]
Do you care, do you care?
Why don't you care?
I gave you all of me
My blood, my sweat, my heart, and my tears
Why don't you care, why don't you care?
I was there, I was there, when no one was
Now you're gone and I'm here

[Chorus 1]
I have questions for you
Number one, tell me who you think you are
You got some nerve trying to tear my faith apart
(I have questions for you)
Number two, why would you try and play me for a fool?
I should have never ever ever trusted you (I have questions)
Number three, why weren't you, who you swore that you would be?
I have questions, I got questions haunting me
I have questions for you
I have questions for you (I have questions)
I have questions for you

Part 2: Crying In The Club

[Verse 1]
You think that you'll die without him
You know that's a lie that you tell yourself
You fear that you lay alone forever now
It ain't true, ain't true, ain't true, no

[Pre-Chorus]
So put your arms around me tonight
Let the music lift you up like you've never been so high
Open up your heart to me
Let the music lift you up like you've never been this free
'Til you feel the sunrise
Let the music warm your body like the heat of a thousand fires
The heat of a thousand fires

[Chorus]
Ain't no crying in the club (hey, hey)
Let the beat carry your tears as they fall baby
Ain't no crying in the club (hey, hey)
With a little faith, your tears turn to ecstasy
Ain't no crying in the club (ah, oh, ah, oh, ah)
Ain't no crying in the club (ah, oh, ah, oh, ah)
Ain't no crying in the club (ah, oh, ah, oh, ah)

[Verse 2]
You may think that you'll die without her
But you know that's a lie that you told yourself
You fear that you'll never meet another so pure
But it ain't true, ain't true, ain't true, no

[Pre-Chorus]
So put your arms around me tonight
Let the music lift you up like you've never been so high
Open up your heart to me
Let the music lift you up like you've never been this free
'Til you feel the sunrise
Let the music warm your body like the heat of a thousand fires
The heat of a thousand fires

[Chorus]
Ain't no crying in the club (hey, hey)
Let the beat carry your tears as they fall baby
Ain't no crying in the club (hey, hey)
With a little faith, your tears turn to ecstasy
Ain't no crying in the club (ah, oh, ah, oh, ah)
Ain't no crying in the club (ah, oh, ah, oh, ah)
Ain't no crying in the club

[Bridge]
You think that you'll die without him
You know that's a lie that you tell yourself
You fear that you lay alone forever now
Ain't true, ain't true, ain't true, no

I said ain't no (ain't no)
Ain't no crying
Ain't no crying in the club, no crying
I said ain't no (ain't no)
Ain't no crying
Ain't no crying in the club, no crying

[Chorus]
Ain't no crying in the club (hey, hey)
Let the beat carry your tears as they fall baby
Ain't no crying in the club (hey, hey)
With a little faith, your tears turn to ecstasy
Ain't no crying in the club (ah, oh, ah, oh, ah)
Ain't no crying in the club (ah, oh, ah, oh, ah)
Ain't no crying in the club (ah, oh, ah, oh, ah)
(ain't no crying, no crying, no crying, no)
Ain't no crying in the club (ah, oh, ah, oh, ah)
(ain't no crying, no crying, no crying, no)
Ain't no crying in the club

Gallery Edit

Camila-Cabello-Guess-Jeans-Campaign "My heart is in havana"
To view the Crying In The Club gallery, click here.

Trivia Edit

  • Sia recorded background vocals for this song as well as co-writing.
  • Cashmere Cat was one of the producers. Camila was featured on Cashmere's track, "Love Incredible".
  • This track samples the "(ah, oh, ah, oh, ah)" from Christina Aguilera's song, "Genie in a Bottle". It was also composed by David Frank and Steve Kipner, the people who also composed "Genie in a Bottle".
    • This track also has a similar vibe to Sia's Cheap Thrills, given that Sia helped with the track.
  • Camila debuted the song at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
  • In a interview with Richie Favalaro, Camila said (in spanish) that "Crying In The Club" is "un rolazo" or "una rola" or "un temazo".

References Edit

The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving
September 2016 • TBA • Epic Records, Syco Music, Sony Music
Songs
Released Crying In The ClubHavanaI Have QuestionsOMG
Unreleased A Good Reason To GoAll These YearsI'll Never Be The SameInside OutInto ItIt's Only NaturalMust Be LoveThe BoyScar TissueSangria Wine
Artists
Camila CabelloPharrell WilliamsQuavoYoung Thug
Tour
The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving Tour (unconfirmed title)
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