Fans of Alessia Cara already know that the young R&B singer can deliver some pretty solid impressions of her pop contemporaries, including Lorde and Ariana Grande. It turns out she can also deliver an impressive cover of SZA as well, doing just that with her own version of “Drew Barrymore,” which Cara shared on her YouTube over the weekend.
As heard with the new acoustic version of the song [see the video above] Cara goes for a more natural and stripped-down approach with the lead single from SZA’s debut LP, CTRL, which was released back in early June. While Cara doesn’t exactly have the same vocal definition as SZA, that doesn’t stop her from delivering a fantastic sounding cover of the beautiful R&B track. Cara's performance even sounds so natural that Drew Barrymore herself may an should be able to give it an officially Hollywood thumbs up. Perhaps it should come as no surprise as to why Cara took home a pair of MTV Video Music Video Award trophies recently.
Speaking of SZA, the rising R&B singer delivered brand new song for the season finale of HBO’s Insecure on Sunday night. Titled “Quicksand,” catchy new track premiered exclusively on the show’s soundtrack on Friday in addition to its appearance during last night’s episode. The new single can be heard in full in the audio-only video below.
Cara may be all finished touring for a while, having spent the last two years on the road promoting her 2015 debut album, Know-It-All. SZA however is just getting started, and will be performing across North America on a fall tour that currently runs until mid-December. Tickets for select shows on her current tour are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.