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"Know No Better" is a song by American electronic band Major Lazer on their EP Know No Better, the song features Camila Cabello, and rappers Travis Scott and Quavo. It was released on June 1, 2017, as the EPs debut single.[1] The song was written by primary Major Lazer member Diplo, Benny Blanco, Henry Allen, Philip Meckseper, Starrah, Camila Cabello, Quavo and Travis Scott.

On October 19, 2018, Major Lazer released an compilation album named Major Lazer Essentials, featuring "Know No Better" on the tracklist and Camila Cabello on the cover art.

Music Video Edit

The official lyric video for "Know No Better" was uploaded to Major Lazer's YouTube channel on June 1, 2017.[2]

The song's music video premiered on July 11. The clip follows a young aspiring dancer who is going through an awkward adolescent phase, morning routines and bullying at school, but dreams of being one of Major Lazer's back-up dancers. It features cameos by Cabello, Scott and Major Lazer members.[3] Daydreaming works as his escape,[4] since the one constant between both worlds is his love of dance, as noted by writer Ryan Reed of Rolling Stone.[5] An interactive version of this video, directed by Philip Andelman, was released on July 28 and hosted by interactive-video people Eko, where users (just like the boy does in the original) can switch between the "dream" and "reality" storylines.[6]

Lyrics Edit

[Intro: Camila Cabello & Travis Scott]
Yeah (straight up)
Ooh

[Verse 1: Travis Scott]
Wrist look like it been dipped
Dipped in that, dipped in that, dipped in that
Script look like it been flipped
Flippin' that, flippin' that, flippin' that (yah)
Pull up in that foreign, my God (skrrr, skrrr)
Whole squad get in that, get in that
Please say it ain't true, I had to go and cop two
Hell nah, we can't fit in that

[Pre-Chorus: Travis Scott & Camila Cabello]
Wild ones, like we fresh out the cage
Showtime, baby, fresh off the stage
Bad lil mama, fresh off the page
Front like you love, but you know that you hate it (you hate it)
Yeah, you know no better
Yeah, you know no better (yah)
Yeah, you know no better
Ooh

[Chorus: Camila Cabello & Travis Scott]
Yeah, you know no better
Say you different, who you kidding?
Yeah, you know no better
Ooh, save that talk for the ones
Who don't know no better (know no better)
'Cause, baby, I know you better ('cause, baby, I know no better)
Baby, I know you better (baby, I know)
Baby, I know you better

[Post-Chorus: Camila Cabello & Travis Scott]
Baby, I know you better
Straight up
Baby, I know you better
Baby, I know, I know no better

[Verse 2: Travis Scott & Camila Cabello]
Top dropped off on my whip
Wippin' that, wippin' that, wippin' that
Yellow and that purple on mix
Mixin' that, mixin' that, mixin' that (yeah)
Copped my bitch from the tropics (yeah)
You know where she sittin' at
Takin' shots, pourin' bottle after bottle after bottle
Yeah hell nah, we ain't sippin' that (yah)

[Pre-Chorus: Travis Scott]
Wild ones, like we fresh out the cage
Showtime, baby, fresh off the stage
Bad lil mama, fresh off the page
Front like you love, but you know that you hate it
Yeah, you know no better (straight up)
Yeah, you know no better (yah, yah)
Yeah, you know no better
Ooh

[Chorus: Camila Cabello & Travis Scott]
Yeah, you know no better
Say you different, who you kidding?
Yeah, you know no better
Ooh, save that talk for the ones
Who don't know no better (no better)
'Cause, baby, I know you better ('cause, baby, I know no better)
Baby, I know you better (baby, I know)
Baby, I know you better

[Post-Chorus: Camila Cabello, Travis Scott & Quavo]
Baby, I know you better (baby, baby)
Baby, I know you better
Baby, I know, I know no better (Quavo)

[Verse 3: Quavo]
Drop top on the whip (drop top)
Dab of ranch on the chips (dab)
Ice cream gave her chills (ice cream)
Too much cash, pay the bills
I make her ride Mercedes (skrrr, skrrr)
I can afford the latest (yeah)
Baby, ignore the ratings (ignore 'em)
'Cause pull up, we pump up, we ragin'
We know no better (no)
Stack my bread up (stack)
Don't get fed up (nope)
Ain't gon' let up (yeah)
You told me to shut up (shut up)
But I'mma do better (huh?)
It's not my race (ooh)
Get out my face (get out)
Drop my case (drop it)
Which way? (where?)
Dat way (hey)

[Chorus: Camila Cabello & Travis Scott]
Yeah, you know no better
Say you different, who you kidding?
Yeah, you know no better
Ooh, save that talk for the ones who don't know no better
'Cause, baby, I know you better
Maybe I know you better (straight up)
Maybe I know you better

[Post-Chorus: Camila Cabello & Travis Scott]
Maybe I know you better (maybe I know you better)
Maybe I know you better
Baby, I know, I know no better

Critical Reception Edit

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Bad Bunny, Know No Better remix.

Jake Woolf of Pitchfork wrote that "Know No Better is a fine 2017 summer dance song. It’s guaranteed to be a hit, and it shows that Major Lazer can indeed make lightning strike twice". He added, "Using the same general song structure as 'Cold Water,' 'Know No Better' doesn’t feature a traditional chorus but a dance break led by a bubbly, buzzing synth. The bouncy piano-driven verses and the almost vocal-less chorus make for a sound that seems built for Ibiza vacations, rooftop raves, and 4AM DJ sets in the Hamptons—in other words, the places you’re likely to find Diplo and his fans all summer. Travis Scott, who has in the past year pivoted to become one of hip-hop’s best sing-first rappers, has never sounded more pop, using his signature ad-libs more sparingly than ever. He also swaps out traditional hip-hop bravado for boilerplate party lyrics (“Takin’ shots, pourin’ bottle after bottle after bottle/Yeah, hell nah, we ain’t sippin’ that, yah”)".[7]

Pitchfork's Jonah Bromwich also gave the Know No Better EP a positive review, stating that: "And as fun as it is at times, Know No Better doubles as a testament to the result of spreading a handful of good ideas too thin."[8]

Trivia Edit

  • Camila on Major Lazer Essentials

    Camila posted an artwork for celebrating the release of Major Lazer Essentials

    This is the first collaboration Major Lazer (also member Diplo) and Camila have released.
    • They've recorded more than 20 songs together.
  • Camila has performed her solo version of the song whilst on tour with Bruno Mars.
  • Camila is not in much of the video, the video is more of a concept video. She is seen with Travis Scott in the studio though in the music video.
  • The song is Camila's first collaboration with a rapper/s since leaving Fifth Harmony.
  • The Bad Bunny remix was released on the 18th of August, 2017.
  • On October 19, 2018, Major Lazer released an compilation album named Major Lazer Essentials featuring Camila Cabello on the cover art of the album.
  • Camila posted an artwork for celebrating the release of Major Lazer Essentials via Twitter, and tweeted:

"congrats on 10 years @MAJORLAZER !! “Know No Better” will always be a jam ❤️ smarturl.it/LazerEssentials"[9]

Videos Edit

Gallery Edit

GalleryPicture "Dirty tissues, trust issues."
To view the Know No Better gallery, click here.

References Edit

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