“Cruel” is one of the more upbeat tracks from Foxes' second album, similar to “Wicked Love”. Note that though the song has a video, it wasn’t made a single. It’s rumoured that Foxes and her label had disputes about it.
Louisa was in London, where she primarily wanted the album to be recorded when the song was made. Though she had already recorded most of the album in Los Angeles, Sweden, and Wales, she wanted to finish it off in London.
She called up producer Kid Harpoon, who she had previously worked with on “Let Go for Tonight”, and they wrote “Cruel” together.
Louisa talks about working with Kid Harpoon:
"I love the work he’s done with Florence and… you know, with Jessie Ware and some great, great people. So, he’s great to bring out that… you know, I’ll have kind of like a ‘sadness’ I’ll write about and he makes things feel uplifting at the same time, which I think is really great."
The track debuted on her Autumn 2015 UK Tour on the first gig in Glasgow. Within the same tour, the lyrics in the second verse were modified.
The Foxes — Cruel clip can be downloaded for free and without registration.
|Genres||Indie Pop, Pop, Pop Rock|