In honour of her 22nd birthday, pop artist Alessia Cara has gifted fans with some new music.
Cara kicked off the celebration by dropping a new track called “A Little More.” Cara’s breathy vocals soar on the stripped-down ballad with lyrics that explore a craving for intimacy. Listen to the new single below.
“A Little More” hears the Brampton, Ontario native go acoustic for the self-recorded and self-produced tune (which Cara said she created in her basement). The singer also directed and shot the song’s intimate video, which features a montage of home footage from beaches, moving cars, swimming pools, and hotel rooms.
The new single is one of Cara’s rawest releases yet with subtle guitar riffs and exposed lyrics like “There you are with your college friends / You played in their marching band / I can’t help but wish I knew you then / But I guess I know you now / It looks as if I’ve stumbled right into the palm of your hand.” Cara’s crooning voice transcends the song’s lo-fi electricity with a density and smoky tone that feels sincerely heartfelt.
This pretty new love song follows Cara’s powerful “Growing Pains,” the first single off the singer-songwriter’s highly anticipated sophomore album The Pains of Growing. Most recently, the 22-year-old released an acoustic version of “Growing Pains” with guitarist Eric Ruscinski in which her smooth, expressive voice stands out among the organic melody, capturing the sad reality of the song’s perceptive lyrics.
The Pains of Growing is set to be Cara’s most personal work yet, exploring the nuances of aging out of one’s teen years, offering listeners a more mature, grown-up side of herself that’s more confident and assured than ever before. The new LP is set to be released sometime this fall.
Alessia Cara will also be returning to the iHeartRadio MMVAs this year to take the stage in one of the biggest performances of the night. Other announced performers include Halsey and Marshmello featuring Anne-Marie. The 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs go down Sunday, August 26 at 9E/6P.