Grammy winner Alessia Cara has released a new single 'Trust My Lonely' via Def Jam Records. The new single follows up 'Growing Pains' which was released earlier this June. Both tracks are slated to appear on Alessia’s upcoming sophomore album 'The Pains of Growing'.
'Trust My Lonely' is also accompanied by a music video which sees Cara adopt an oversized suit yet again (which she sported during her live performances on Fallon, Colbert and The Today Show) keeping in line with the theme of the forthcoming album's imagery.
“It's an artistic way of symbolizing the idea of growing up," Alessia told the Today crew. "Sometimes you kind of feel like you're drowning and you feel like you're not ready for the roles life throws at you so this was my way of symbolizing it in an artistic way.”
Cara took to her Instagram to help add some clarity, saying “the oversized suit visually represents the idea of growing up too fast, or trying to fit ourselves into roles that can feel too large to handle. we aren’t always prepared for life when it runs towards us full speed. sometimes it feels like we’re drowning in it a little, sometimes it’s mundane and stagnant. that’s what the suit is.”
Watch the music video for 'Trust My Lonely' below:
The album is expected to drop later in the fall. Cara initially supported it with a brief speaking tour at four college campuses this week, discussing her music and her personal story. The tour began October 1st at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, and continued at the University of Central Florida in Orlando October 2nd; Georgia State University in Atlanta October 3rd and today (October 5) at the Detroit Institute of Music Education.
In addition to the hits from her 2015 debut album 'Know-It-All,' Cara was featured on three massive singles last year, Logic’s suicide-awareness anthem '1-800-273-8255'; 'Stay,' her collaboration with Zedd; and 'How Far I’ll Go' penned by 'Hamilton' star and auteur Lin-Manuel Miranda, official song of Disney’s animated film 'Moana.'
Alessia has earned nominations for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock at the 2017 American Music Awards, the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Artist, the Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist, the BET Award for Best New Artist, the BBC Award for Song of The Year, and of course, the 2018 Grammy Award for Best New Artist.