Alessia Cara Takes Over For Zane Lowe And Talks New Album On Beats 1

Alessia Cara took over hosting duties on Zane Lowe’s “World Record” show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 on Monday, sharing songs from her new album and more.

The 22-year-old Canadian started things off with Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” and then followed that up with her own song “Growing Pains” off her new album The Pains of Growing.

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“That song was actually the first song I wrote for this album, which is basically about growth and change and all the different aspects of all of those things,” she explained. “Yeah, I think we all grow up, we’re always growing but we never fully grow, which is, I think, kind of a good thing, kind of a cool part of life.”

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Cara also gave a shoutout to Toronto band the Beaches, playing their song “Fascination”.

“It’s a girl band from Toronto, and how much more amazing does that get?” she said. “I’m actually from Toronto, too, so I feel a close relationship with these girls even though I’ve never met them.”

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Later in the show, Cara played another one of her new songs, “Not Today”, and talked about the song’s creation.

“It’s kind of about a miserable time in my life, if I’m not going to lie,” she said. “I actually wrote this one in my house, in, like, a bathroom, like a tiny, tiny bathroom in my house, in the pitch-black dark with my guitar. When I originally wrote it, it sounded like a blues song or like I should have a piece of straw in my mouth when I sing it. But we revamped it. Sounds a little bit more hopeful now, and hopefully, it gives you guys some hope to get out of that dark space as well.”

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