It seems at the blink of an eye, Alessia Cara transitioned from Ontario-based teen creating and posting YouTube videos to one of the fastest rising female solo acts since the release of her debut single “Here.”
“Here” is the absolute perfect combination of jazz, r&b and pop. An incredibly powerful and catchy track, it is hard to match its sound and success; but Alessia went above and beyond this sound on her just-released debut album Know-It-All.
goooood luck reading this. I’m sorry the font is so small but my album “KNOW-IT-ALL” is out and I have so many people to thank. I can’t believe this is actually happening right now. this is something I’ve wanted and worked my ass off for my entire life and now I have an album that I can hold and listen to and be proud of for the rest of my life. These songs are yours now. Do with them what you will and interpret them how you wish. Just feel something. Blast them in the car with your friends and play them when you’re in love / wanna cry / heartbroken / happy / sad / confused / need a reminder. thank you to EVERYONE I mentioned above and thank you to everyone reading this right now. I am on clouds. I love you.
We’ve had a couple of listens to the album and are incredibly addicted. Overall, the album reflects both an honest and vulnerable Alessia without feeling forced, cheesy or preached. Put it simply, from it’s songwriting to production, it’s exceptionally well executed. We’ve summed up our 5 favourite aspects of Alessia’s debut album for your reading pleasures:
5. Her strong and powerful vocals shining in the first seconds of intro track “Seventeen” as well as in “Overdose”
4. Knowing her love for Amy Winehouse, we definitely see the inspiration behind tracks “Outlaws” and “Four Pink Walls”
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3. The bubbly feeling “I’m Yours” gives you no matter how many times you listen to it
2. That in addition to her up-beat and punchy tracks, she delivers gentler, mellow tracks such as “Stone,” “Stars” and “River of Tears” and you can’t help but feel extra tingly inside
1. That she included a stripped version of “Here,” the 2:00AM version
Now, for your listening pleasures, hit play on Know-It-All, you will not regret it: