Singer-songwriter Alessia Cara was just a teenager when she got her big break a few years ago. Her thoughtful lyrics revealed a level-headed young woman with an endearing approach to self-expression, and listening audiences ate it up. Now, our favorite Ms. Know-It-All is ready to share the lessons she’s learned over the past three years with her forthcoming sophomore project The Pains of Growing.
The GRAMMY-winning Canadian has yet to announce an official release date for the album, but rumor has it that we won’t have to wait too much longer. For now, we’re still feeling lead single, “Growing Pains” (along with its many remixes), and acoustic ballad, “A Little More.” However, her newest song, “Trust My Lonely,” just might be our favorite track yet from the upcoming album. The catchy ska tune is all about not letting the fear of being alone hold you hostage in a bad relationship. Over a lively arrangement of island beats and playful chords, Ms. Cara’s sweet vocals are empowered and packing heat as she sings, “Go get your praise from someone else / You did a number on my health / My world is brighter by itself / And I can do better, do better.”
For the song’s fun visuals, Alessia dons the oversized suit we first saw in the “Growing Pains” lyric video. This single lady looks happy and drama-free as she shows off her wackiest dance moves against colorful backdrops in various locations. In a recent post, she expounds on the lyrics, saying, “Letting go is not easy, but most times it’s the uncomfortable nudge we need in order to find a happier place within ourselves.” Stream the audio, peep the video, then download a copy of “Trust My Lonely” for your playlist.