Alessia Cara has been active in the industry since 2015.Hailing from Brampton, Ontario, Canada, the singer-songwriter made a name for herself by posting covers of popular songs on Youtube before releasing her debut studio album in November of 2015. Here is a ranking of her top ten songs so far.
“Piercing lights in the dark/Make the galaxy ours/Kingdom right where we are/Shining bright as the morning/You’ll never be lonely/Just promise you’ll love me/I’m never too far,“ Aleesia Cara singles on Stars” The song is the ninth track from Aleesia Cara’s debut studio album, Know-It-All.
“Outlaws” is the third track from both Know-it-All and Cara’s debut EP, Four Pink Walls. The singer spoke about the song in a track-by-track interview with MTV, revealing that it explores the idea of how far a person is willing to go for someone else.
“I'm trying not to take too much/I'm in over my head/Over love, boy I over trust/Give me a chance to pick up the pieces you left me in,” Cara sings on the second verse of “Overdose” The song explores the darker side of love and romantic relationships.
This nostalgic track was written about wanting to stay seventeen forever. The track, which was co-written with Sebastian Kole, features a sample from The Temptations’ 1964 hit song "My Girl." The singer spoke about the song in an interview with HMV.com, revealing that she considers it to be the "turning point" of Know-it-All.
"Stone" is the seventh track from Know-it-All. The song features songwriter and producer Sebastian Kole. While the track is considered a love song, Cara intended it to be about an array of different types of love and relationships as opposed to strictly romantic love.
“Wild Things” was released as an independent single on February 2, 2016 after previously serving as a promotional single. The song is about the importance of self-love and acceptance. It was a moderate commercial success for Cara, receiving Platinum certification in New Zealand and Gold certification in The US and Australia.
"Four Pink Walls" is the title track from Cara's debut extended Play. The singer spoke about the song in an interview with MTV, revealing that the autobiographical song was the last song she wrote for the EP. Lyrically, the song is about staring at the walls in her room while imagining what her life would be like when she got older.
3. “I’m Yours”
“I’m Yours” is the fourth track on Know-it-All. According to Cara, the song is about falling for someone when you do not necessarily want to.
“Deeper than the eyes can find it/Maybe we have made her blind/So she tries to cover up her pain, and cut her woes away/Cause covergirls don’t cry, after their face is made ,” Cara sings on “Scars to Your Beautiful.” The song is about self-acceptance and dealing with beauty standards that girls feel pressured to live up to.
"Here" was released on April 27, 2015 as the lead single from Know-it-All. Cara explained the song in an interview with nme.com, revealing that the lyrics are about her dislike of parities, describing it as an “anti-party” song. The song was a big commercial hit for the singer, peaking in the Top 40 on several charts and receiving double-Platinum certification by the RIAA.