Talk about a storming debut. ‘Here’ from 18 year old Canadian singer Alessia Cara, aka Alessia Carraciolo, reveals a fresh young artist with absolutely huge potential. In fact this track has already been lauded by tastemakers the Fader and Hypetrak to name but a few. A sample of Isaac Hayes’ ‘Ikes Rap’ (also used by Portishead on their ’94 smash Glorybox) has been twisted into a sultry, twisted RnB jam and is the perfect alternative backdrop to her tale of being the outcast, misfit at the party – and her voice is pure power on every note.
With Alessia now moved on from her YouTube acoustic past and signed to Def Jam, I’m sure she is set for a rapid ascent .