Top 7 Alessia Cara Covers That Will Make You Melt
Canadian singer-songwriter and inspiration for awkward outsiders everywhere, Alessia Cara has just released her debut album Know-It-All. The smooth and soulful singer hit the music scene hard with her inescapable and ultra-relatable introverted “Here” and has garnered the attention of some of the biggest names today including Taylor Swift and fellow Canadian, Drake. The apparent rapid ascension into the whirlwind of pop music started five years ago on her YouTube. Like many other up-and-coming singers, Alessia uploaded videos of herself covering some of her favorite songs. Her talent was obvious from the very beginning and the quality of her voice and videos progressed as she went from singing in her closet to sold-out shows in famous venues. Lets take a look at some of her best covers in chronological order.
Musiq Soulchild – So Beautiful (2012)
Showcasing her R&B roots, Alessia artfully takes on one of the biggest songs from one of the most underrated genres of the early 2000s (neo-soul). She puts her own spin to the song with a slightly quicker tempo and sings at a lower register than the head-voice, falsetto original by Soulchild. Its fun to see her vibe with the music, without her guitar and somewhere in a closet as she often closes her eyes and sways to the song. Her voice, of course, sounds beautiful but its made even more fun because you can tell she actually likes the song.
Frank Ocean / Beyoncé – Miss You (2013)
Alessia starts the video by telling us this is her 18th try and in the description states that she “couldn’t get a good take so its split in parts.” All of that is irrelevant because she, as usual, does the original justice. Taking on two musical titans like the pop goddess Beyonce and the elusive Frank Ocean would seem like a feat for most, but Alessia seems effortless in her rendition of “Miss You”
The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather (2013)
Showing her ranges of musical tastes, one of her most viewed covers is her version of The Neighbourhood’s “Sweater Weather.” Her acoustic take is markedly slower and her vocals are more deliberate than the original. However, Alessia doesn’t lose any of the Neighbourhood's fun and it's interesting to see her take on a different type of music than she usually does.