Song Of The Week: Alessia Cara – Here
Hi Dreamers! Hit play! [KGVID]http://www.dreamnationtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Video.mov[/KGVID] As always, thanks for stopping by. Today, I'm sharing something new with you! Every week, I will post a song or album that I am vibing to, nonstop! I am always listening to music and truly consider it an art form that has the ability to take our minds, bodies, and spirit to places that are unimaginable. This week, I'm highlighting teenage songstress Alessia Cara. Her hit single 'Here' is a super smooth r&b track that I love to put on full blast and ride out to. What I admire most about this track is that it tells a story. A 19 year old Alessia expressing her thoughts through her voice, describing an experience at a party where she feels an intense feeling of not belonging. As the ambitious men and women that we are, I feel it's safe to say that we've all been there before. We've all found ourselves in a place or situation where we question our attendance and/or given attention. We strive for greatness, we seek substance, and we are serious about our time! Because of that fact, I fell in love with he relatable flow of this song. Check out some of the lyrics below: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKp2CrfmVfw[/embed] Excuse me if I seem a little unimpressed with this / An anti-social pessimist, but usually I don't mess with this / And I know you mean only the best and your intentions aren't to bother me / But honestly I'd rather be Somewhere with my people / We can kick it and just listen to some music with a message, like we usually do / And we'll discuss our big dreams / How we plan to take over the planet / So pardon my manners / I hope you'll understand that I'll be here / Not there in the kitchen with the girl who's always gossiping about her friends / So tell them I'll be here Right next to the boy who's throwin' up cause he can't take what's in his cup no more / Oh God why am I here? -- Source: Rap Genius Fun Fact: 'Here' is a true story. "It’s a party song, but really it’s the complete opposite of a party song. It’s absolutely me; it shouts out the person in the corner of the party, looking around uncomfortably. I feel like this song narrates what the wallflower is thinking..." said Alessia in an interview for Def Jam. Tell me what you think about the sound of this track, its lyrics, or both! What do you do when you find yourself in a situation like this one? I want to hear from you!