Alessia Cara: Know-It-All

March 11th 2016 | Def Jam Recordings | Albums

Last year saw the meteoric rise of Canadian singer nineteen year old Alessia Cara. Coming second in the BBC Sound of 2016 list and already tipped across the board as one of the biggest acts to watch for 2016, she certainly is a force to be reckoned with.

Her debut single - anti-social anthem "Here" - was U.S top 10 smash and has been playlisted on both Capital and Radio 1, shooting up the Shazam chart 5 weeks ahead of release. Co-written by Sebastian Kole, the track holds a real resonance with listeners.  “It’s 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 looking around uncomfortably. This song narrates what the wallflower is thinking.” A sign of her enduring quality and immediate likeability, not only has she got the enthusiastic support from fans and critics, she also has a slew of notable admirers including Lorde, Drake, Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift.

The world first took notice after she began posting YouTube covers of her favourite artists: The Weeknd, Drake, Amy Winehouse. Since then she’s been consistently proving herself as a confident and insightful songwriter, a rebellion showing wisdom in her lyrics beyond her years. With songs like ‘Overdose’, ‘Wild Things’ and ‘Outlaws’ this ‘anti – social pessimist’ isn’t afraid of being the outsider. 

A world away from the shiny pop sensations, Cara is set to storm the globe in 2016. Her acclaimed debut album Know-It-All is out in the UK on March 11th.


1. Seventeen
2. Here
3. Outlaws
4. I’m Yours
5. Four Pink Walls
6. Wild Things
7. Stone (featuring Sebastian Kole)
8. Overdose
9. Stars
10. Scars To Your Beautiful
11. Here (2:00 AM Version) – Bonus track
12. River of Tears – Bonus track
13. My Song – Bonus track
14. I’m Yours (Live) – Bonus track
15. Wild Things (Acoustic Version) – Bonus track

“Music’s New Rising Star”
– i-D 

“Pop’s latest superstar in waiting”

“A relatable, feel good pop star with buckets of talent and charm”
- Timeout

“Her anti-party anthem has marked her as the fount of teenage truth”
– Observer

“ ‘Here’ is far from being a one off”
– Sunday Times Culture

‘Here’ is the most deliciously down beat vision of teen existence we’ve been dealt since Lorde’ 

“Hot mega-star in waiting”

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