ALESSIA CARA PREMIERES 'TRUST MY LONELY' + BOOKS GREY CUP HALFTIME SHOW



Worldwide Multi-Platinum, 2018 Grammy Award-winning “Best New Artist” Alessia Cara, the most-streamed new female artist of 2017, releases her brand-new single and video, “Trust My Lonely” via Def Jam Recordings/Universal Music Canada. “Trust My Lonely” follows up the June release of “Growing Pains”; both tracks are slated to appear on Cara’s upcoming second album, The Pains of Growing.

In the bright, colourful new video for “Trust My Lonely”, Cara once again dons the symbolic oversized suit she wore in the “Growing Pains” video, as well as recent appearances on Fallon, Colbert and The Today Show. Cara told the Today crew: “It's an artistic way of symbolizing the idea of growing up. Sometimes you kind of feel like you're drowning and you feel like you're not ready for the roles life throws at you so this was my way of symbolizing it in an artistic way.” Cara also took to her Instagram to help add some clarity, saying “the oversized suit visually represents the idea of growing up too fast, or trying to fit ourselves into roles that can feel too large to handle. we aren’t always prepared for life when it runs towards us full speed. sometimes it feels like we’re drowning in it a little, sometimes it’s mundane and stagnant. that’s what the suit is.”

On November 25th, Alessia Cara will perform during the Freedom Mobile 106th Grey Cup Halftime Show in Edmonton at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium. Canada’s largest annual sporting event will be broadcast LIVE on TSN, RDS, ESPN2, BT Sport and on TSN Radio and Sirius XM radio beginning at 6 p.m. ET.

“Performing at the Grey Cup as a Canadian is such an honour,” said Alessia Cara. “Excited to be part of the half time show and freeze all my fingertips off with you guys.”
“We are so proud to have one of Canada’s most promising stars perform at our pinnacle event, the 106th Grey Cup in Edmonton,” said CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie. “With Alessia Cara headlining the Freedom Mobile Halftime Show and the action-packed Grey Cup Festival, everything points to another special Grey Cup week and game come November.”

As Cara hits the road on a whirlwind promotional tour for “Trust My Lonely”, she has scheduled a series of speaking engagements at four college campuses discussing her music, her process, and her personal story of growth as an artist and as young woman. The tour began October 1st at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music and continued at the University of Central Florida in Orlando on October 2nd; Georgia State University in Atlanta on October 3rd and today at the Detroit Institute of Music Education.

“Growing Pains” followed “1-800-273-8255”, her landmark 5x-Platinum collab­o­­­ration with fellow Def Jam artist Logic, and “Stay”, her Double-Platinum #1 Pop Song collaboration with Zedd. Together with her prior Multi-Platinum hits “Here”, “Wild Things”, and “Scars To Your Beautiful”, all from her 2015 debut album, Know It All, Cara was named “Most-Streamed New Female Artist of 2017” with over 7 billion global streams to date. The combined YouTube views for the “1-800-273-8255” video are over 415 million to date and the combined views for the “Stay” video are over 150 million to date.



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