Alessia Cara Premieres New Song “Growing Pains” on iHeartRadio
- Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara released a new song “Growing Pains” for the fist time in a year.
The song received its first play during iHeartRadio. The track is the first single off of her forthcoming as-yet-untitled sophomore album. It was written by Alessia Cara, Oak and Andrew "Pop" Wansel.
Last year, she released "Stay" with Zedd, which reached number snven on the US Billboard Hot 100. She also joined in Logic's "1-800-273-8255" along with Khalid, which reached number three on the US Billboard Hot 100.
In earlier 2018, she won the Best New Artist at the 2018 Grammy Awards, making her the first Canadian artist to win this award.
The new album is expected be released later this year and is her first album in three years.
Alessia Cara told Rolling Stone about the song;
"Definitely built up over time. I'm the type of person who always suppresses everything, especially because everything was going so well for me in my career. I thought I had to suppress it, it because if I didn't then I would be ungrateful. Of course that's not the case, but when you're in it and you have people telling you how lucky you are and how many people would kill to be in your position, you just think, "Okay, I'm not allowed to be feeling this right now. I need to suppress it."
And so I did for a very long time until I just couldn't anymore. [With "Growing Pains"], I realized like it's not just about writing songs for an album anymore, I am writing because I have to. It turned into the album, which I think is a way better way to create a piece of work, when it just happens. Every song that I wrote on this thing, I wrote because I felt like I needed to."
She will perform live on KISS Concert 2018 at Xfinity Center in Mansfield on June 17 along with Backstreet Boys, 5 Seconds of Summer, marshmello, Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha and Jack & Jack.
On June 22, she plays with 5 Seconds of Summer at ZPL Birthday Bash in Indianapolis.
On June 23, she will appear on B96 Summer Bash at Allstate Arena in Rosemont along with Halsey, Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds of Summer, Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha and Why Don't We.
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- source : Rolling Stone