Alessia Cara launched her career back in 2015 with the slow burn breakout hit “Here,” achieving the seemingly impossible of putting into words the feelings of loneliness and ‘other’ that can come from standing in a room full of people. Now the gifted singer and songwriter is back with another track that manages to convey the feelings of feeling alone yet secure in your own space.
Dropping the audio and music video for “Trust My Lonely” today, Cara is finding the joy in the dark, giving fans a song that reminds them to go with their gut and put themselves first. The carefree video features Cara in the same oversized grey suit from her “Growing Pains” video, but this time the deep symbolism of Cara drowning in doubt is replaced with the Canadian singer happily dancing in front of brightly coloured backdrops in fields, under overpasses, and in the middle of the ocean.
Working with director Aaron A, Cara released the video on Friday and posted a message about the song on her Instagram account. “It’s human instinct to hold onto things that aren’t good for us sometimes because we’re afraid of being without them. They become our comfort. In some cases, it’s a toxic relationship and in others, a bad friendship, or in my case – and the reason I wrote this song – internal black clouds and voices of doubt, both my own and those of others,” writes Cara. “Letting go is not easy, but most times it’s the uncomfortable nudge we need in order to find a happier place within ourselves. Let it be both a reminder and celebration of the frequently forgotten sentiment that we’re here and we’re okay.”
“Trust My Lonely” is the latest single from Cara’s upcoming second studio album The Pains of Growing. The new song follows Cara’s previous releases “A Little More” and “Growing Pains,” which the singer performed at the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs.
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