And your intentions aren't to bother me
But honestly I'd rather be
Somewhere with my people, we can kick it and just listen
To some music with a message, like we usually do
And we'll discuss our big dreams
How we plan to take over the planet
So pardon my manners, I hope you'll understand
That I'll be here
Alessia Caracciolo (born July 11, 1996), better-known as Alessia Cara, is a Canadian singer-songwriter. She is currently best-known for her Sleeper Hit debut single "Here", which has been dubbed a wallflower anthem. She released an EP, Four Pink Walls, on August 26, 2015, with her debut album, Know-It-All releasing on November 13, 2015. In 2016, she was tapped to sing the credits version of How Far Ill Go from Moana. In 2020, she made her acting debut as Jane in the Netflix animated film The Willoughbys; she sings that movies theme, I Choose, as well.
- Four Pink Walls (EP) (2015)
- Know-It-All (2015)
- The Pains of Growing (2018)
- This Summer (EP) (2019)
- This Summer: Live Off The Floor (EP) (2020)
- In the Meantime (2021)
I ask myself what am I troping here?
- All Women Love Shoes: She loves wearing sneakers, even with outfits you'd not expect someone to wear sneakers with (such as dresses◊ and suits◊). She mentions the shoes in her song "Find My Boy":
- Alone in a Crowd: Inverted. In the "Here" music video, she's moving through a house party while everybody else is frozen in time.
- Be Yourself: The primary concept of "Scars to Your Beautiful".
- And of "Wild Things" too.
- Bilingual Bonus: Can speak English and Italian; has recorded some songs in Italian; Italian was her first language, she learned and spoke that before English.
- Bittersweet 17: "Seventeen":I wish I could freeze time at seventeen.
- Canada, Eh?: Is from Canada, but often mistaken for other nationalities.
- Celebrity Resemblance: A kind of inverted version of this, many people mistakenly think she plays the role of Moana in the titular film, as she sings the theme song to the film and resembles the character thanks to her curly hair:Technically I was not. I did the end credits song. But a lot of people, especially kids, when I meet them, they think that I played Moana, which is a very rough conversation I have to have and be like, well, it wasn't me, but thank you. I think the hair makes people think that I played Moana, but I did not. It was played by Auli'l Cravalho who's amazing. I just sang the song.
- Daddy's Girl: The opening line from the first song on her debut album opens is an ode to her father. When she went to New York in July 2014 to sign with her record label, her dad accompanied her and was with her at interviews, and sometimes even at her concerts.
- The first song off her second album also opens with a cameo'd line from her father.
- In "Clockwork", she says: "I'm like my father, I am stubborn."
- Does Not Like Shoes: Inverted. Loves wearing shoes often (see "All Women Love Shoes" above); according to frustrated foot enthusiast swiftie1 over at Wikifeet: "I swear this girl takes showers with socks on!"
- Genre Shift: Her first album was very urban/R&B, whereas her second album and later releases have been trended towards a more general pop, pop-rockish sound.
- Never Bareheaded: Loves to wear hats of all sorts. Notably, early in her career, she'd often be seen wearing a beanie; her band's logo is a drawing of her wearing her "beanie low" as referenced in her song "Here":
- Outlaw Couple: "Outlaws", in which she dreams of finding a (life) partner-in-crime.
- Sampling: "Here" samples "Ike's Rap II" by Isaac Hayes.
- Shrinking Violet: Her most successful single is about someone who hates parties.
- Sidekick: Her "bestie" Olivia "Liv" Aita, who has featured in countless video blogs, one of her music videos, a song, and even tours with her on stage.
- You Are Worth Hell: "Outlaws" has a variation: the narrator promises that her partner in crime will never face a judge alone. The whole song is more of a metaphor for a forbidden relationship though:You'll never face a judge without me
You'll never battle the gavel alone
And if they lock us away
Then I'll be still here
Proudly waiting to kill more time, with you