It’s been three years since Alessia Cara dropped her debut album, ‘Know-It-All’, and today she returns with the follow-up, her sophomore release ‘The Pains Of Growing’, which sees Cara exploring more of her own life experiences as a young person.
To celebrate the album’s release, we’ve put together a list of a few things that we currently love about Miss Alessia Cara - check them out below…
#1. Alessia took to the MTV EMAs to perform ‘Trust My Lonely’ - and she killed it. Watch the performance:
#2. Her profile on CBS just came out, where the popstar invited them into her family home in Ontario, where she’s turned her basement into a make-shift studio, and finds the bathroom acoustic perfect for songwriting.
#3. The album includes a song called ‘Nintendo Game’, and what could possibly be better than that?
She also teamed up with producer No I.D. for the song 'Comfortable'. He's worked with the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z, Big Sean, and Vince Staples, but instead brings a Motown vibe to the song.
#4. Alessia gave another teaser of the album with ‘A Little More’, which she released on July 11th - which also happened to be her 22nd birthday. The song was written and produced by Cara herself, with her and a stripped-back guitar giving the song a feeling of rawness.
#5. In an interview with Billboard about the album, Alessia revealed how she decided on the album title, saying: “I think because this album, once you listen to it all the way through, it's really just a -- I know it might sound a bit cheesy -- but it's a story. And I wanted to make the album title feel like it's a story. Like a storybook. And I thought calling it The Pains of Growing sounds like you're about to read a book about someone or about something. It's just a full cohesive thing. And I've always really been drawn to albums that just feel like one big body of work and one big story. It would just be more impactful and sound more like a story, honestly. And if I'm being really honest, “Growing Pains” is a really common album title it turns out, so I wanted it to be a little different.”
Alessia Cara’s album ‘The Pains Of Growing’ is out now - click here to purchase.
Watch the ‘Not Today’ music video below…