From 'Four Pink Walls'
Alessia Cara is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Brampton, Ontario. She is currently signed to EP Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings and is best known for “Here”, her debut single from her upcoming debut album. A sleeper hit, the song reached the top-20 in Canada and the United States. Prior to her work with EP Entertainment and Def Jam, Cara was known for her acoustic song covers on YouTube.
Cara’s singing style has been referred to as smooth blue-eyed soul with a silky voice and has also been compared to recording artists Adina Howard, Mýa, and Farrah Franklin. She began her career by singing acoustic covers on YouTube, also appearing on various radio stations including 15 Seconds of Fame on Mix 104.1 Boston. She signed with EP Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings in 2015 at the age of 18.
Cara released her debut single through Def Jam in April 2015. Entitled “Here”, it was called a “song for everyone who secretly hates parties” by MTV. The song debuted on The FADER and accumulated over 500,000 streams in its first week. Produced by Pop & Oak and Sebastian Kole, the song is her personal experience with going to a party before realizing how much she hated parties. On May 5, 2015, the song was chosen as a can’t-miss track by SPIN Magazine as well as being listed as a must hear song by Cosmopolitan. The song was also named one of the best Canadian songs of April by Complex, and was included on Billboard’s “20 Pop Songs You Need For Your Summer Playlist” in June 2015.
On July 29, 2015, Cara made her television debut performing her single “Here” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
“Here” received a nomination for a Streamy Award in the category “Original Song”.
Cara put out an EP called Four Pink Walls featuring 5 songs including her debut single “Here”. Her debut album Know-It-All will be released November 13th, 2015.
Alessia Cara social links
Buy her EP on iTunes, or listen on Spotify.