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‘The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving’

posted Oct 17, 2017, 9:50 AM by Alivia Lange

The songs on Camila Cabello's new album “The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving” show great emotion and what things she went through. Included with the album is a dedication that’s a little different than the typical.

“To the hurting, thank you for teaching me that even if at night you take me into the deepest depths of the ocean, I will still wake in the morning. To the healing, thank you for the tears. When they finally came, they tasted like God. To the loving, you are even more beautiful than I remember,” it reads.

Cabello’s top songs include “Havana (Ft. Young Thug)” with 367.9 thousand views on the Genius.com website, “OMG (Ft. Quavo)” with 226 thousand, and “I Have Questions” with 281.8 thousand.

Even though the album has a lot of emotion, most people don’t know the story behind “The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving.”

“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... I was making music about everything BUT what I was going through. One day I just could not run anymore. I pulled up the lyrics from the year before, and ‘I Have Questions’ was written," she told Billboard magazine.“I realized I wasn't making music just to make an album anymore, I was making this music to heal. ... I didn't write it with the intention of delivering a message, but I realized the message was in the hurting, the healing, and the loving.” (See the full story here.)

            I really like these songs because they’re really from the heart, and they just connect with me when I hear them. When I hear “Havana” I can really relate to how she feels during the song. “Havana” is about her falling in love. Her song “I Have Questions” is about a friendship, not a romantic relationship. I feel with a friendship you think it’s going to last forever. You start considering that person like they’re family, and you don't see an end to that, so if they suddenly leave, it’s a shocking or abrupt ending that’s worse than a gradual growing apart. I can relate to this in so many ways, it just hits you in the feels when you hear the song, and when you understand the lyrics, it just means so much more.

I give Camila Cabello’s new album five cardinal heads.

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