Alessia Cara is rising to the top quicker than ever. Her debut song “Here” exposed her “antisocialist pessimist” personality and blessed us with some all too relevant lyrics. This 19-year-old Canadian singer cosigned with Drake back in August and Def Jam released her first full-length album, Know-It-All this week. She sings like a true R&B artist; her voice is soulful and ambitious.
With lyrics like “If you don’t like our 808s/ then leave us alone, cause we don’t need your policies/we have no apologies for being” her songs are like an anthem for the people who could care less what others think. “Wild Things” introduces Cara’s pop side as she sings alongside a galloping drumbeat and a subtle piano loop.
The album touches on body image issues that plague our culture. “Scars To Your Beautiful” describes how society has blinded a girl from seeing her own beauty. The chorus beings with “But there’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark/You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are/and you don’t have to change a thing.” Her lyrics are empowering and will be a voice of inspiration for young girls (and guys) struggling to overcome their insecurities.
You’ll without a doubt be seeing these songs scattered in the Top 100. Know-It-All has been out for four days and has already landed a spot on iTunes top 10 albums list. Alessia Cara may be young, but she certainly has potential to becoming a strong figure in the Hip-Hop/R&B genre.