Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara Shares “Scars To Your Beautiful”

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!

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Troye Sivan Teams Up With Alessia Cara on New Version of “WILD”

This is amazing!

The only thing better than Troye Sivan teaming up with Alessia Cara on an update on his latest single, “WILD,” is that the two seem to be genuine friends!

They’re two of my favorite breakout starts of 2015, and I absolutely love that they’ve teamed up for this. I didn’t think the original needed an update, so I was curious about it. When I heard it and realized that Alessia does an original verse that’s not in the original, it made sense and I was fully on board.

This is definitely one of my favorite songs and by two artists that I admire for being true to themselves and using their unique voices (literally and figuratively) for good in the world! I love that their friends and that they’re sharing their gifts with us!

And if you don’t have their albums, Troye’s Blue Neighbourhood, and Alessia’s Know-It-All, get them now. AMAZING!

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Friday Five: Troye Sivan, Foals, Alessia Cara, Anne-Marie and Nothing But Thieves

Boom! Just like that, it’s Friday! Hope you have excited plans for the weekend! Here are 5 songs you NEED to hear this!

1. “Youth” by Troye Sivan

I’m a massive fan of Troye and his music! He just released the music video for “Youth,” one of the standout tracks from his album, Blue Neighbourhood, which is ace!

2. “Lonely Hunter” by Foals

LOVE their album, What Went Down. I had “London Thunder” on repeat for weeks – it’s a cool, dark, ominous song that reminds me of “Mad World” by Gary Jules. While at the gym this week, “Lonely Hunter” came on and it stopped me in my tracks. I love this band and album!

3. “Wild Things” by Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara’s album is superb blend of pop and coolness. She has a style that’s all her own, and I’m in to it! There are many greats songs on the album, Know It All, but one of my faves is “Wild Things.” I love the sentiment of the song, which is continuation of the “anti-cool” anthem set by her lead single, “Here.” On “Wild Thing” she sings, “We brought our drum and this is how we dance. No mistakin’, we make our breaks, if you don’t like our 808s, then leave us alone, cause we don’t need your policies. We have no apologies for being…”

4. “Do It Right” by Anne-Marie

She’s amazing. She was fantastic with Rudimental when I saw them a few months back, and I’m digging her song “Do It Right.” It’s got some edge, but is a slick dance, R&B song beat and swag. Great low key party anthem!

5. “Trip Switch” by Nothing But Thieves

This is good! It reminds me of the better songs from MUSE, and for some reason, Keane comes to mind… not entirely sure why, but let’s go with it. It takes a moment for the song and first verse to build, but it’s worth it when the chorus hits.

What do you think of these 5 tracks? Let me know on Twitter!

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