NEW MUSIC: ALESSIA CARA | SWEET DREAM & SHAPESHIFTER
Grammy Award-winner dropped two brand new tracks, “Sweet Dream” and “Shapeshifter,” as it marks a new era for the Brampton-born singer-songwriter, as they will be part of her upcoming third album. The first single, “Sweet Dream,” is candied pop and sounds like a natural progression of Cara’s other songs, such as “Trust My Lonely.” Despite its downcast themes, the upbeat, addictive melodies are a playful and fun side of Cara that listeners don’t always get to hear. Cara also explains that “Shapeshifter,” which is smoother and jazzier than most of Cara’s previous releases, is “witty and sophisticated in a way that I feel represents the more mature and light-hearted parts; of the album.” The track is a clear nod to Amy Winehouse, one of Cara’s inspirations. There are lush harmonies, and the harp gives it a serene, sparkling feel. The music video for “Shapeshifter” will be out on July 23. She will also be part of an upcoming Metallica tribute album and will join the band alongside Billie Eilish, The Weeknd, BTS more on September 25 for their Global Citizen concert. In addition, Cara is set to perform “Sweet Dream” on the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on July 19, and then again on “Live with Kelly & Ryan” on Wednesday, July 21.