By Justine Lopez | Staff Writer |
Alessia Cara debuted her first single, “Here,” this April and has over 17 million views on YouTube.
Her touch of sound is commonly linked to Amy Winehouse, which is not too bad for a 19-year-old from Ontario, Canada.
Within the first week of the song’s release it accumulated over 500,000 streams and became the recently added track on every teenager’s playlist.
Complex magazine even labeled it as one of the best Canadian songs of April, and Billboard also added it to their “20 pop songs you need for your summer playlist.”
Cara later went on to release her EP “Four Pink Walls,” consisting of five hits.
The singer/songwriter adds a new sound to music with her R&B slow jams to her bouncy pop songs, it’s unlike anything the industry has heard before.
The young singer is full of fun new ideas which is necessary in a generation where teens consistently criticize themselves.
Her music ranges from all different topics as she writes about love, parties, and body positivity which makes her that much more relatable and respected to fans.
In the tracks, “I’m Yours” and “Seventeen” we get the fun, electric, upbeat feel while she shows off her deep soulful vocals.
Fans also see another side of the 19-year-old in her music video, “Here.”
Most of what is shown is her uninterestingly roaming around a typical high school house party.
As the drums play, the beat leads us to her best known line from the song, “But really I would rather be at home all by myself/ Not in this room/ With people who don’t care about my well-being.”
The desire to be anti-social is the exact opposite of pop music, which sets her aside from upcoming artists that are climbing the ladder of the music industry.
She’s passionate about her career and is driven by that passion to make it to the top.
Though her new songs won’t release for a couple more weeks, lyrics to “Scars to Your Beautiful” off her new album were released where we see a different side of Cara.
In the lyrics she encourages women to praise their beauty, not to sculpt it into something they are not, because “you should know you’re beautiful just the way you are/And you don’t have to change a thing,” sings Cara.
Cara told MTV in an interview about her EP that it felt good to release her songs for the first time, and “The fact that they’re out now, finally, and I get to talk about them, sing em, it’s just really cool.”
Things can only go up from here for the pop artist.
Her album is set to release this Friday, Nov. 13 and with all the buzz from just her EP, the world can only imagine how her soulful voice can inspire the next Meghan Trainor.