ALESSIA CARA RELEASES NEW SINGLE "GROWING PAINS"
With Over 7 Billion Streams To Date, Alessia Was The Most-Streamed New Female Artist Of 2017
- Genre : Pop
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Fri, 15 Jun 2018
Grammy Award®-winning “Best New Artist” Alessia Cara, the most-streamed new female artist of 2017, released her brand new single “Growing Pains” onDef Jam Recordings today. Alessia also released the lyric video for “Growing Pains”. “Growing Pains” is the first single from Alessia’s forthcoming sophomore album. The nationally televised debut of “Growing Pains” will be Monday, June 18 on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
“Growing Pains” is Alessia’s first new, self-penned, solo recording since her 2015 platinum debut album KNOW-IT-ALL, which spawned the multi-platinum, Top 40-chart-topping global hits“Here” and “Scars To Your Beautiful.” For Alessia’s legions of die-hard fans, “Growing Pains”is the long-awaited follow-up to the 4x-platinum “1-800-273-8255,” her historic collaboration with fellow Def Jam artist Logic, one of 2017’s landmark singles with over 1.5 billion streams worldwide. Along with “Stay” - her double-platinum #1 pop collab with Zedd - and other hits, Alessia has generated over 7 billion global streams to date.
Singer/songwriter Alessia Cara, a JUNO award winner for 2016 Breakthrough Artist of the Year in her native Canada, went on to receive the “Rule Breaker” honor at the Billboard Women in Music annual event. She won MTV Video Music Awards in 2017 for Best Electronic Dance Video (for“Stay”) and Best Fight Against The System (for her multi-platinum #1 Billboard Pop Song “Scars To Your Beautiful,” which she and Logic performed with Khalid as the climactic moment of this year’s Grammy broadcast). Alessia also won back-to-back ASCAP Pop Awards for “Stay” and“Scars To Your Beautiful”; along with Dance Song of the Year (for “Stay”) at the iHeart Radio Music Awards.
Alessia has earned nominations for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock at the 2017 American Music Awards, the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Artist, the Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist, the BET Award for Best New Artist, the BBC Award for Song of The Year, and many other honors. In addition, she lent her voice to the RIAA platinum “How Far I’ll Go”penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda, official song of Disney’s animated film Moana.
On ‘Growing Pains,’ Alessia grapples with feelings of confusion and isolation, searches for peace, and ultimately finds joy in the face of her rapid-fire transition from childhood to becoming a young adult and an artist. Read the lyrics below...
"Growing Pains” Lyrics:
Make my way through the motions
I try to ignore it
But home’s looking farther the closer I get
Don’t know why I can’t see the end
Is it over yet?
A short leash and a short fuse
They tell me it ain’t that bad
“now, don’t you overreact”
So I just hold my breath
Don’t know why I can’t see the sun
When young should be fun
And I guess the bad can get better
Gotta be wrong before it’s right
Every happy phrase engraved in my mind
And I’ve always been a go-getter