Camila Cabello’s been through some rough times, and she’ll be telling us all about it on her upcoming album, The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving. The former Fifth Harmony singer announced her debut solo album on Monday in a heartfelt note to fans. She also revealed that the album’s first single, “I Have Questions,” will be out on Friday (different from the leaked title one radio station suggested).
“’The hurting the healing the loving’ is the story of my journey from darkness into light, from a time when I was lost to a time when I found myself again,” Cabello wrote on Twitter, explaining how “I Have Questions” was written a year ago while on tour with Fifth Harmony.
The single will be a heartbreaking one, according to Cabello, who wrote the song on a bathroom floor. “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.”
Cabello left Fifth Harmony in a somewhat messy breakup in December, when she finished up her last performance obligation with the band and then announced her solo career. While in the group, she already had two solo songs: her duet with Shawn Mendes, “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” and her song with Machine Gun Kelly, “Bad Things.” When Billboard asked if she had maintained contact with her Fifth Harmony bandmates in February, she replied “no.”