Camila Cabello Says Writing 'I Have Questions' Changed Her Life

Camila Cabello Says Writing 'I Have Questions' Changed Her Life

Camila Cabello has a very personal connection to her song “I Have Questions.”

The 20-year-old singer wrote it at a really difficult time in her life, and was afraid of recording it for a while because it was so raw.

“That song really changed my life. I felt like it was the first time that I had been going through, which is basically what the album is about,” Camila told Elvis Duran and the Morning Show. “I had been going through probably the lowest part in my life so far, at least it felt that way for me.”

“It was just stuff that was going on in my life that was just toxic things that were going on,” she continued. “I don’t really like to speak too much in detail about it because I want people to hear the songs and relate it to whatever personal situation that they’re going through and not have my thing subconsciously in their head. Also, I can’t say specifically. I felt like that song was the first time that I really opened up about how I felt.”

“For a long time, I stopped writing for like 6 months because for me, writing means getting in touch with my emotions,” Camila added. “It means being honest with myself, it means going into the dark parts. I didn’t want to go there, I wasn’t ready to talk about what I was going through and I felt like after 6 months, I had this stored, I had the lyrics to this song stored in my phone for the longest time and I just couldn’t get myself to really write the song. I felt like when I did, I showed it to my mom in the car, and she started crying because it just felt like for the first time I was talking about it. It felt so good and I realized really the only way to get through pain or get through sadness is to talk about it.”

“If you keep it inside, I feel like it just comes back out in uglier ways and I felt like that’s what was happening to me until this song happened,” she said. “From that, I wrote so many other songs about the same situation, which is the ‘hurting’ part of the album, and it just felt like I was just getting better and better as I was talking about it. I just felt like I was freeing myself, the music was really freeing me.”

In case you haven’t heard it, listen to “I Have Questions” right now!

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