Alessia Cara kicked off her sophomore era last week by sharing the first taste off her highly-anticipated sophomore album. “Growing Pains” which she wrote solely herself is a reflective song about self-care. “The growing pains, growing pains/They’re keeping me up at night,” she sings on the track.
“I wrote it during a time where I felt sort of lost in everything I was doing, lost in my job and in my responsibility,” Alessia told Harper’s Bazaar. “It was really confusing. Not only am I a 21-year-old woman, which is hard enough, but I’m also part of a circumstance and a lifestyle that is very unusual and very different, and that can be kind of scary. I think those two things put together created this emotional distance in my head where I knew I was supposed to be happy because I was fulfilling my dreams, but I just wasn’t quite happy with myself.”
The 21-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter just debuted the music video directed by Alan Masferrer. Shot in an abandoned warehouse, Cara executes extensive choreography to illustrate the pains of growing up as she faces adulthood.
Check out the eerie clip below. It’s definitely one of her better visuals.
Alessia Cara ‘Growing Pains’ Music Video