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.
While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in early 1992 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.