Alessia Cara – Scars To Your Beautiful Review
The Canadian R&B singer has recently released a new single – “Scars To Your Beautiful” from her debut album Know-It-All. A social anthem defying the stigma around suppression of personal outlook.
The single saw release on July 26 2016, and was written by Cara, Warren Felder, Coleridge Tillman, and Andrew Wansel, with the production being handled by the latter three under the label Def Jam and UMG
Albeit the young musical prodigy is a new face in the musical arena, Cara does not shy away from releasing songs that deliver compelling messages.
For the above reason, she has gardened much attention from her fans and critics alike for her minimalistic and honest approach towards Scars To your Beautiful.
Having the likes of “Wild Things” – a Youth-full nostalgia about childhood craziness and
“Here” in her belt. Scars To your Beautiful is a fruitful attempt on a socially dark yet bold topic that troubles men and women alike.
Prior to production, Cara expressed interest in a socially strong topic that can instantly grab you. To an interview at Idolators, Cara stated: “Basically, that song is about body image. It’s directed at women, but I think men can relate to it as well. It’s just a song about these things that certain women go through on a daily basis”
Coming with a solid background, the song has forwarded itself No.79 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 27 on US Mainstream Top 40 charts. While elsewhere the single is doing fairly well.
Critically, we’d say the song has substance, lyrically giving good balance between beauty that’s visible and not visible
The compositions boasts solidity, with a unique drum base retro sports themed pump up tune gelling perfectly with finger clicks.
Cara’s vocal are iconic and strong, accompanied with a backdrop that features the voices of different people expressing various disappointments from society and how they look forward despite the shortcomings.
A music was released on July 11, 2016, directed by Aaron A. It featured cinematic shots of real people, men and women sharing their stories, some having scars some not. In greater meaning, the video signified the important of loving yourself and not delving in to what society has to say in large.