Alessia Cara drops new single 'Not Today' from forthcoming album 'The Pains of Growing'
The latest offering from the Grammy-winning singer's sophomore LP debuted as Zane Lowe's World Record on Apple Music's Beats 1 Radio
Alessia Cara is all set to release her sophomore LP 'The Pains Of Growing' on November 30 via Def Jam. On the run-up to the release, we've already heard three smashing singles in the form of 'Growing Pains', 'Trust My Lonely' and 'A Little More'. Now, the Grammy Award-winning singer has revealed yet another stunner from the album, titled 'Not Today'.
Cara premiered the new song on Zane Lowe's 'Beats 1' show on Apple Music Tuesday and laid out the background to the new track. "'Not Today' was one of the last songs I actually wrote for the record. Something happened to me that made me write a lot of new songs," she told Lowe. "I went through the end of a relationship, and just really, really bad terms. So, the song to me was like that grieving period in the middle of healing, I guess, or the moment or the period of time before you actually get to the healing stage."
Cara elaborated: "There's a stage that we don't often talk about a lot or try to rush through, which is not very good, where you need to kind of grieve whatever you lost or whatever's going on and you have to just go through the period where you feel miserable and that's what this song is about. It's about like in between phase and reminding myself that things do get better, of course, but it's okay to just say, 'You know what, not today. Today I need to be in bed. I need to be sad and just throw myself a pity party.'"
'Not Today' arrives with a lyric music video that again sees Cara sport the famous oversized suit, a recurring motif throughout the artwork of the forthcoming record. She also sported the look for her appearances on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon', Colbert, 'The Today Show', 'Austin City Limits', and most recently, the MTV EMAs, where she took home the award for Best World Stage. Check out the lyric video below.
On November 16, Cara teamed up with Vevo X Sessions to deliver a breathtaking live performance of 'Not Today'. Check out the performance below.