NEW ALBUM: ALESSIA CARA | IN THE MEANTIME
Alessia Cara has dropped her third studio album, "In The Meantime," via Def Jam Recordings. The album, which follows up 2018's "The Pains of Growing," features the recently released singles "Sweet Dream" and "Shapeshifter." She worked with producers like Boi-1da, Cameron Bright, Don Mills, Greg Kurstin, Jason Evigan, Jon Levine, Mike Wise, Salaam Remi, Spencer Stewart and YogiTheProducer. It features a female MC, CHIKA. "The theme of duality is recurring on this new album, so it made sense to release two songs to introduce both ends of the thread," Cara explained. "The first side being "Sweet Dream," which represents the hardship & helplessness surrounding my last couple of years. It's about insomnia and the hoops my brain jumps through at night while I'm supposed to be asleep. Never fun!" "Then on the flip side, there's '"Shapeshifter," which is witty and sophisticated in a way that I feel represents the more mature and light-hearted parts of the album. I had to go through lots of pain to regain my footing, and this song feels unwavering, despite it not being about the happiest of things." Cara has begun building a narrative world for "In The Meantime" through its two singles. , the visuals for the project thus far have been character-driven and attentive to detail to portray the storytelling presented through the singer's lyrics accurately. "In The Meantime" is the follow-up to "The Pains of Growing," released in 2018.