Written by Cabello, Alexandra Tamposi, Andrew Wotman, Jonathan Bellion, Jordan Johnson and Stefan Johnson, and produced by Watt and The Monsters and the Strangerz, the song is about Cabello finally facing her feelings about a crush.
An accompanying music video directed by Henry Scholfield in Los Angeles was released on YouTube.
On September 1, 2019, Cabello posted a teaser of an upcoming project titled Romance. The first chapter is set to be released on September 5, 2019. In the following days, she went on to upload several pictures depicting the cover art for two songs titled "Shameless" and "Liar". She eventually revealed the official cover art of the song on September 4, 2019.
It has reached top 50 in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Taiwan, Scotland, Singapore and Slovakia and position 60 in the United States.
The music video was directed by Henry Scholfield and filmed on August 12, 2019 in Los Angeles. It contains several scenes of the singer performing in various locations, such as singing in a Catholic confessional booth, dancing alongside a group of impersonators wearing red dresses, crawling inside a burning room, and running through a street while wearing a white dress.
The video was released on September 5, 2019. As of January 2020, it has received over 83 million views and 1.6 million likes on YouTube.
- Cabello's vocal range spans from the low note E3 to the high note of E5, giving the song a two octave vocal range.
- In an interview with KiddNation, Cabello revealed that her voice was super raspy on "Shameless" because she had no voice that day.
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