Canadian singer and songwriter Alessia Cara will be making her way to the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday October 8th. She is signed to EP Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings and is best known for “Here”, her debut single from the debut album, Know-It-All, released November 13, 2015. A sleeper hit, the song reached the top 5 in the United States and the top 20 in Canada. Prior to her work for Def Jam, she produced acoustic covers on YouTube.
There’s a new breed of pop star seizing hold of the world’s airwaves and online — more accurately, a conscious pop star who’s set to subversively top charts and sway hearts and minds. This enigma embodied is 18-year-old Canadian-Italian Alessia Cara, who’s riding the refrains of her ironic anthem, “Here.” Premiered by The Fader, “Here” garnered over 500,000 total streams in its first week, resounding praise for its freshness and insight.
“Here” is unapologetically autobiographical: “‘Here’ is a true story,” Alessia confesses. “It’s a party song, but really it’s the complete opposite of a party song. It’s absolutely me; it shouts out the person in the corner of the party, looking around uncomfortably. I feel like this song narrates what the wallflower is thinking.”
Alessia is equal parts fresh face, old soul, newcomer, and lifer. She’s going, quickly. Now it’s up to the rest of the world to catch up and catch on.