- Alessia Cara Releases Second Album “The Pains of Growing”: Stream
- Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara released her sophomore album “The Pains of Growing” on November 30th.
The album was preceded by the singles "Growing Pains", "Trust My Lonely", "A Little More" and "Not Today".
The album cover is designed that she wears a large gray suit and a tie. “I wanted to do something visual that represented the idea of being too small for the role that’s thrown at you, and feeling too small for adulthood,” Alessia Cara told Vanity Fair in an interview. “I thought, How cool would it be to just wear a giant suit all the time? It feels like a character, which is cool because the title of the album feels like a storybook. And I think it’s awesome for a young girl to wear a really ugly suit all the time.”
She started writing most of the album before she won the Grammy and recorded the album in Los Angels.
The new album expands her sound even more than her debut. It goes from positive pop to acoustic sound and to R&B, sometimes a couple of those sounds in a single song.
She said, “If the song is a bit more gloomy, and the production matches, that’s cool. But sometimes I like contrast. I like having sadder lyrics with a more hopeful, up-tempo melody—and vice versa. Sometimes if a song is a little too miserable, I like to lift it up a bit.”
She continued, “I want [listeners] to get more insight into who I am. A lot of people think that I’m just constantly happy and always socially conscious and always preaching something. It can be a good thing, but I’m not always that way. I have a lot of issues and emotions I haven’t always touched upon.”
- source : Vanity Fair