Alessia Cara sings her answers to random questions in Singapore

Sing like you mean it

Text: Adibah Isa

Video: Vanessa Caitlin,
Hazirah Rahim,
Megan Koh

Alessia Cara stops by Singapore to sing about her upcoming album, The Pains of Growing, binge-watching Netflix and a love for cankles

When you first heard Alessia Cara's song, 'Here', back in 2015, you were probably convinced that it was a universal anthem for wallflowers. A song written by the then 18-year-old newbie who gained traction from her YouTube covers, the tune talks about not fitting in and the discomfort surrounding parties and social situations. Now, that Toronto teenager has entered adulthood with a Best New Artist Grammy in January 2018, after being nominated in other categories such as Song Of The Year and Best Music Video for '1-800-273-8255', as well as Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for 'Stay' with Zedd. There's also her sophomore album on the way, titled The Pains of Growing.

After 15 minutes with the 22-year-old who debuted her first performance in Singapore during the Hyperplay festival, it was clear that this Canadian is true to her artistry, baring both heart and soul in her music. Growth is a reoccurring theme for her new record, which ropes in producers such as Pop & Oak (who've worked on 'Here' and 'Scars'), No I.D., Ricky Reed, Rick Nowels, Click'N'Press and Jon Levine. But just how sing-song can Cara get? We put her to the test by asking her to respond to questions — some random, some serious, and everything in between. Watch the video above.

Alessia Cara performed at MTV Spotlight stage at Hyperplay on 5 August.

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