Alessia Cara In the Meantime Vinyl 2LP
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Alessia Cara releases her highly anticipated new album In the Meantime via Def Jam Recordings. Cara uses pop music as a diary.
Since catapulting to stardom with quintessential loner anthem "Here" in 2015, the singer/songwriter has matured alongside her audience, capturing the highs and lows of adolescence and young adulthood with camera-like clarity. In many ways, Cara's new era is a snapshot of an artist finally processing her meteoric rise in the music industry.
In The Meantime's release was heralded by the two new songs "Sweet Dream" and "Shapeshifter." "The theme of duality is recurring on this next album, so it made sense to release two songs to introduce both ends of the thread," Cara explains.
"The first side being ‘Sweet Dream' which represents the hardship & helplessness surrounding my last couple of years. It's about insomnia and the hoops my brain jumps through at night while I'm supposed to be asleep. Never fun!
Then on the flip side, there's ‘Shapeshifter' which is witty and sophisticated in a way that I feel represents the more mature and light-hearted parts of the album. I had to go through lots of pain to regain my footing and this song feels unwavering, despite it not being about the happiest of things."
"Alessia Cara brings her introspective songwriting to a fresh era of her life on ‘In the Meantime.' Since landing her first hit with "Here" – a tart, ambling song about being a wallflower – at 18, the Canadian singer Alessia Cara has documented the friction of adolescence and young adulthood with clear eyes and a sharp pen.
On ‘In the Meantime,' her third album, Cara's youthful unease gives way to mid-20s ennui; she sings about the passage of time ("What if my best days are the days I've left behind?" she wonders on one misty piano ballad), romantic disappointment and feelings of inadequacy. Incisive and introspective as ever, Cara continues to position herself as both pop star and self-therapist." – New York Times
Alessia Cara In the Meantime Track Listing:
1. Unboxing Intro
2. Box In The Ocean
4. Lie To Me
7. I Miss You, Don’t Call Me
8. Middle Ground
9. Somebody Else
10. Drama Queen
12. Best Days
13. Sweet Dream
14. Find My Boy
15. Voice In My Head
16. Slow Lie
17. You Let Me Down
18. Apartment Song