FIRST LISTEN: Candice Glover’s New Single “Cried” (AUDIO)!


Season 12 American Idol winner Candice Glover is set to release her new single “Cried” to Itunes and Amazon on 11/25. The song has also been made available to radio, and we have a full stream for you right here!

Candice Glover – “Cried”

(If this link doesn’t play for you, try opening the URL as a stream in Windows Media Player or RealPlayer. Mac users, if you have VLC Player, you can open it as a network stream there.)

To PRE-ORDER Candice’s new single “Cried” from Amazon, click HERE.

“Cried” will precede Candice’s debut album Music Speaks which is set to be released on February 18, 2014. Though American Idol last year was hamped by many distractions thanks to producer decisions and judge shenanigans, there’s not much arguing with the talent that came out of Season 12. We can only hope that Candice’s album will live up to intelligence, variety, interpretive quality and dynamism she showed with her Idol covers, backed with sufficient promotion to make sure her music gets a chance to be heard on the radio, on TV, and online outlets.

“Cried” is a soulful, melodic and rangy ballad whose production gives Candice plenty of room to let her phrasing sell the lyric, and while you can tell with this song that Candice is a powerhouse singer, she avoids any temptation to showboat/oversing. Can it become an Urban AC radio hit? Here’s hoping.

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  • Aaron Krandel

    YES BABY!!!!!!!! GO CANDICE!!!!!!

  • Aaron Krandel

    Covert the link to an iTunes link… More people will listen!

  • Call_girl

    wow this is impressive. No Lie. She can be the princess of R&B. Because no-1 be talking the Queen spot from my girl Fantasia. LOL

    This is good though.

  • Eileen99

    This is really great, I hope they promote her to Urban AC, she deserves to be heard. Go Candice! I’m rooting for you!

  • Dani

    Wow. The single cover art looks so similar to Jennifer Hudson’s 2nd album (I Remember Me). Candice was my favourite and even though she didn’t really break out, I’d support her if she goes the RnB route.

  • girlygirl

    This is good…I don’t see any reason why it couldn’t be a hit on Urban AC radio

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  • rl231

    I wish the link would work for me…(got a Mac)

  • Aaron Krandel

    Download VLC player, worked for me!

  • hundredcomments

    i dont know not really liking it maybe its a song that grows on you as you hear it more but i would have enjoyed her other song she teased anyway good luck Candice

  • Garrett Clayman

    she is truly unbelievable go for it candice!!!!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    How did you open the stream with VLC?

  • Aaron Krandel

    I just downloaded the player and dragged the link into where it says “drag media here”

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Candice sounds great on this song. It’s very “her”.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    You mean drag the “Candice Glover – “Cried” in red in MJ’s post? I tried that, and it wouldn’t work.

    ETA: I got it. I had to paste:


    into the window when I selected “open network” from the drop down “file” menu.

  • DavidL

    Wonderful. I wish her the best, truly talented and hard-working singer!

  • Aaron Krandel

    yeah, not sure why it didnt!

  • Matthew Richards

    Candice will do just fine. As long as all her songs continue to have this amount of quality, she’ll produce a string of R&B sleeper hits.

  • Clairjain

    she sounds really screechy at parts and she keeps repeating the word cried but I dont feel anything i honestly was expecting more this isn’t the “Lovesong” Candice nor the “I who have Nothing” still love her but I’ll pass on this one

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  • Aaron Krandel

    That’s crazy! This song is perfect, her vocal techniques >>

  • Nicole P.

    Aw man, wouldn’t work for me on Windows. It’ll play like 10 seconds and tell me something is wrong with the file :(

  • vd88

    I wish this song was a more r&bish like with the beat that sort allows these type of songs to be played on r&b stations. This song is just too ballady it needs a hardcore beat to get played more.

  • Call_girl

    I almost wish it was more empowering. Girls be like crying all the time. Candice be crying Kree be Crying. Oh wait Dami From xfactor is Alive and Katy Perry is Roaring. Get with it gurls people aren’t crying now more since big girls dont cry and Fergy LMAO.

  • iluvai

    Are you kidding me?? That is the longest, most boring ad ever. Candice looks gorgeous. I didn’t get the chance to hear her sing though.

  • elliegrll

    Candice’s vocals sound great, but I wish that the musical arrangement had more oomph.

  • springboard2

    I cried and I cried and I cried and I cried and I cried…Not sure how her target audience will react, she has a good voice, but for me this is a real sleeper.

  • jennyl2

    It’s just okay but it’s 100% better than I’m Beautiful. Candice is still jazz light to me. Hope there are better songs on the album.

  • jdanton2

    Really like it.

  • Mateja Praznik

    Hmmm. Great vocals. The song … is better than “I Am Beautiful”. I did lose interest about halfway through.

    I can’t say how this will fly on Urban AC, because I don’t listen to that genre of music that much.

  • Scott

    Crystal Bowersox has a new Song too… Coming Out for Christmas! its on itunes and Amazon and right here…Song benefits the Trevor Project…

  • Ronnie D

    I didn’t care for it. I was expecting something a little more pop r&b. I don’t see this really doing well on the charts, if that’s even an option now.

  • Anny_nanny

    This thread is about Candice, move the post on the last thread Idol Headlines.

  • Darko_5

    No doubt Candice has a wonderful voice but this song strikes me as old fashion and boring. I have no idea if it will do well as I have to admit I do not listen to stations who might play this. Also the lyric is so limited way to many I cried and I cried to infinity and beyond. I hope she can get some material that will allow her to breakthrough IMO this is not it.

  • mjsbigblog


    Fans of other Idols! Please don’t attempt to hijack the thread. Keep the conversation focused on Candice.

  • aquayers

    I love it!!!! *snap snap*

  • jobeob987

    These lyrics are so limited and annoying and I can’t believe the way the song ended so abruptly. Love Candice. This song not so much.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yeah, it was weird how the song ended so abruptly. I actually thought that the song had been cut off before the ending.

  • Team Jessica Sanchez

    Love Candice! Hope she doesn’t get shafted!

  • MyDailyComment

    She’s not the type of person you would think would get emotional or cry, so this does not work for her at all really.