It’s here! Alessia Cara’s second studio album, The Pains of Growing, has finally dropped and the songstress herself stopped by On Air With Ryan Seacrest on Friday, November 30, to celebrate the release as well as dish on the über personal songs.
A bevy of tracks off the album — “Comfortable,” “I Don’t Want To,” “Out of Love,” and “Not Today” — detail the heartbreak and ups-and-downs of relationships and are incredibly personal to Alessia, who previously shared that she doesn’t hold back when it comes to sharing her personal struggles.
“I’ve been thinking about this album for 3 years and … I think these songs are way more personal than I’ve ever gone,” the 22-year-old told Ryan. “There’s that feeling now that people know more about me.”
For instance, the Grammy winner admits to going to therapy post-split from a boyfriend and much more.
“The song ‘Not Today’ … it’s extremely personal,” she continued. “I open up about things I’ve never opened up about like going to therapy and crying on the bathroom floor about someone … I think it’s important to be honest even though it feels a little naked.
”In the track, Alessia sings: “Someday I won't be afraid of my head / Someday I will not be chained to my bed / Someday I’ll forget the day he left / But surely not today / One day I won't need a PhD / To sit me down and tell me what it all means / Maybe one day it'll be a breeze, ah / But surely not today, but surely not today.”
“I guess in that particular song or situation I was going through a breakup which alone is very difficult … but also a lot of poorly timed things were going on so when I wrote that lyric I was like maybe one day I won’t be afraid of getting in my head,” she dished of the tear-jerker of a jam.
The songstress also performed “Trust My Lonely” live on-air and explained why she took a short break from social media. Watch back the videos above to hear it all and more!
Catch Alessia Cara’s performance tonight at the 2018 KIIS FM Jingle Ball presented by Capital One at The Forum in Los Angeles!