Grammy-winning, croonin’ Canadian cutie Alessia Cara has recently released an exceptional EP (extended play record) titled “This Summer.” The 2018-deemed “Best New Artist” has returned with several singles that are included on this enjoyable, attention-worthy EP. Here are some highlights.
“Ready” is the appropriately-chosen promo single. Set in a major key, the tune features a noticeably bright sound. The track also includes a musical mix of tropical and reggae-racked cues still retaining its urban-pop core. Cara’s vocals are expressive and yet not overly so. The song also has a simple but catchy chorus to boot.
“What’s on Your Mind” is another noteworthy number. This cut has a definite throwback vibe to it. It includes some vintage piano work, a dusty, soulful groove, harmony vocals, and generally funky sensibilities. In other words, it contains a solid seed of old school music blended with some contemporary elements such as pitch-shifted vocals.
“Rooting for You” is another early favorite of fans and critics alike. Here is another example of what Cara can do. She sings with a cool ease and remains generally true to herself as well. She brings her experience and the perfect amount of obvious attitude in on the effective chorus. Her songwriting is pretty potent as she explores the theme of a drama-drenched relationship.
The bottom line is this exemplary audio offering is full of a feistier Cara. She was not boring before but she sounds even hotter, livelier and looser here. Isn’t that what Summer is all about, guys and dolls?