Crying is the tenth track on Loïs Lane’s third album Precious (eighth track on the 1993 US re-issue). Crying was written by J. Doornik and Suzanne Klemann, and produced by Kirk Johnson. Prince is credited as executive producer for the track. Loïs Lane bandmembers have confirmed that he also contributed some instrumentation to the track, but his specific contribution is uncredited.
In a 1992 interview, Loïs Lane discussed the recording of the album: "Prince asked us to send demos, so we did. He listened to them, changed them, and sent them back. We sent a lot of tapes (...) We also covered the old B-side Sex and Prince helped with two other songs on the album (I Oh I and Crying). We wrote the rest of the album. During the tour (i.e. The Nude Tour which featured Loïs Lane as the opening act on some dates) Prince already had a lot of ideas about helping us, and said "send me some stuff; I want to help..."." The liner notes states that the vocals for this song were recorded at Studio Zeezicht (at Spaarndam, Netherlands) which may indicated that Crying was one of the demos sent by the band and reworked by Prince and Kirk Johnson in early 1992 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.