hmv's Next Big Thing... #35 Alessia Cara
Every Wednesday we recommend a brand new artist who we think you're going to love. This week we bring you Alessia Cara and her whipsmart sultry ballads...
Who Is She?
Alessia Cara is 19-year old Alessia Caracciolo, who hails from Ontario, Canada. Despite her relatively tender years, she's actually been releasing tracks for quite a while now as she started uploading covers to YouTube when she was aged just 13.
Gaining a huge following online, her covers eventually came to the attention of Def Jam Records, who snapped her up last year. Now putting out her own material, her new single 'Here' has already scored over six million views on YouTube...
Who Does She Sound Like?
Imagine the lyrical sharpness of vintage Alanis Morisette and Laura Marling over the top of a soundtrack that sounds like it's been taken straight from the brain of Timbaland.
Why Should I Be Excited?
Every track she's unveiled so far has been awesome, groovy, smart and full of so much verve, that's enough to get us excited anyway...
Can I Hear Something?