Alessia Cara is special. She’s unique. She’s the anti-popstar popstar, simply by being herself.
In her breakout single, “Here,” she sings about being in introvert at a party and just not wanting to be there – that’s the story of my life! And the composition and her phrasing are uniquely her. She reminds me of Lorde.
And like Lorde, Alessia Cara shouldn’t be judged by her single, but by the body of her work. Her debut album, Know-It-All, is packed with brutal honesty and just real. In songs like “Four Pink Walls” and “Seventeen,” she sings about being young and wanting to be more, but it’s from a mature standpoint, and honestly refreshing.
“Scars To You Beautiful” is a song about being, accepting and loving who you are. I love the message. It has one of the most profound verses I’ve heard in a while…
She has dreams to be an envy, so she’s starving
You know, covergirls eat nothing
She says “beauty is pain and there’s beauty in everything”
“What’s a little bit of hunger?”
“I can go a little while longer,” she fades away
She don’t see her perfect, she don’t understand she’s worth it
Or that beauty goes deeper than the surface, oh, oh
So to all the girls that’s hurting, let me be your mirror
Help you see a little bit clearer the light that shines within
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
The world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful
The video is amazing and powerful! I have so much respect for Alessia and she’s making a huge statement with her music and it’s positively impacting so many people!