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"She Loves Control" is the third track off Camila Cabello's debut solo studio album, Camila.

It was written by Camila Cabello, Skrillex, Frank Dukes, Louis Bell, Ilsey Juber, and Mustafa Ahmed whilst production was handled by Skrillex, Frank Dukes and Louis Bell.

Musically, "She Loves Control" is an EDM song that uses elements of moombahton and dancehall. Lyrically, the song has been described as a song with feminism themes.

The song received generally positive reviews from music critics, who commended its production.

Commercially, the song debuted modestly in Norway, Canada, and the UK, peaking at 36, 39 and 40, respectively. Moreover, charted in Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, and Netherland, peaking at 59, 69, 77 ,and 81, respectively.[1]

Background Edit

On July 4, 2017, Camila posted via Twitter a picture which showed a "She Loves Control" sign.[2]

On December 5, 2017, a video where Camila was interviewed by Falen from the Dave Ryan in the Morning Show on the backstage at KDWB Jingle Ball 2017 was posted. In a series of questions, Falen asked Camila, "What is your favorite song on the album you're most excited to perform for people?" to which Camila responded "I'm excited to perform this at once, it's called 'She Loves Control' and I'm excited to perform it just because it's very fun. I wouldn't say it's my favorite one on the album because they're all my favorites for different reasons, just excited to perform that one because I feel like it's gonna have cool like dance stuff".[3]

On December 21, 2017, Camila revealed the official tracklist of her debut studio album, Camila, which the song is featured as the third track.[4] On January 3, 2018, she introduced the song in a tweet by presenting a snippet accompanied by a gif where some lyrics were shown.[5]

Reception Edit

Critical reception Edit

The newspaper The Sun wrote about the song: "A sultry summer number flecked with Spanish guitar and a thumping bassline. Camila unapologetically opens with the lines: 'Cold, ‘cause she has been here before, she doesn’t cry anymore, no looking back.'"[6]

Trivia Edit

  • This is one of the 3 most heard songs from Camila on Spotify being only a track.

Videos Edit

Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1]
Cold, 'cause she has been here before
She doesn’t cry anymore, no looking back
No, she doesn't go to the bar
Too many lovers she scarred, and they want her back

[Chorus]
She loves control, she wants it her way
And there's no way she'll ever stay unless you give it up
She loves control, she wants it her way
And all it takes is just one taste, you wanna give it up

[Verse 2]
Bold, you know she lives for the thrill
You know she lusts for the kill so they won't come back
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
Don't, don't you try taming the storm
Don't say you haven't been warned
'Cause she won't like that, like that

[Chorus]
'Cause she loves control, she wants it her way
And there's no way she'll ever stay unless you give it up
She loves control, she wants it her way
And all it takes it just one taste, you wanna give it up

[Post-Chorus]
She loves control (control, hey)
She loves control (control, hey)

[Bridge]
Say what you want
But the way she kills you makes you feel alive
And you know that it feels right

[Chorus]
She loves control, she wants it her way
And there's no way she'll ever stay unless you give it up
She loves control, she wants it her way
And all it takes is just one taste, you wanna give it up

[Post-Chorus]
She loves control (control, hey)
She loves, she loves
She loves, she loves
She loves control (control, hey)

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