Alessia Cara Explains It All
The rising pop star on her highly anticipated debut record.
Rare is the first single that seems to tell you everything about a pop star. It happened with “Royals,” Lorde’s anti-bling anthem that revealed a thoughtful irony. And it may have also happened earlier this year with “Here,” Alessia Cara’s ode to the teens who feel more comfortable in the margins. In the smooth, soulful song, which is the hit single on Know-It-All, her debut LP out November 13, Cara is at a house party, and she hates it: “I’m sorry if I seem uninterested/Or I’m not listenin’/Or I’m indifferent,” she tells us, adding, “Yo, I’ll be over here.”
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