First in black and white, Cabello appears wet in a bathtub and emotionally belts, “I have questions for you.”
Soon, the beat changes to more of a club jam, while Cabello, appropriately hits the bar and color returns to the screen.
“Let the music lift you up like you’ve never been so high,” she sings while showing off her dance moves.
Ahead of the release of “Crying in the Club,” Cabello told fans on Twitter that “the story behind the album starts with the second song that you’ll hear called ‘I have questions’ which I started writing 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…”
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She continued, “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 till one day I just could not run anymore. I pulled up the lyrics from the year before, and ‘I have questions’ was written.”
Cabello will perform the single at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday. Immediately after the live broadcast of the ceremony, Cabello will give an encore performance of another new song from her album, “I Have Questions,” for Comcast Xfinity X1 users.
The Billboard Music Awards airs live on May 21 (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.