Alessia Cara – Wild Things Review
Not to be fooled around by her young sweet short looks of the 19 year old teenager, Alessia Cara also has a wild side, and isn’t shy from showing it to the world in her upcoming second single Wild Things, from her forthcoming album Know it all released 2015. The song follows the footsteps of Cara and her youth, a tribute to the old high school group days, spent out partying and all things crazy.
Her previous single Here which is a predecessor to the upcoming and new Wild things. Saw critical acclaim, becoming her first song to reach in the top 5 of the US Billboard Top 100. Just like Here, Wild things was released on November 13, 2015 under Def Jam. The track isn’t that far behind and has truly stepped up the bar for the young Canadian song prodigy. Since the release, the track has charted the position at No.50 at the US billboard Hot 100 and has been in top 40’s of charts of multiple regions and territories.
The track, is basically an up tune, coming of age song. Settling in those high schoolers or recent graduates; reminding them of their good old days of fun and joy. That sense of freedom and carelessness that this phase of life brings
The song sees well-structured verses and choruses with creative lyrics, hardly catchy but definitely mature as we can see in the opening verses “So gather all the rebels now, we’ll rabble-rouse and sing aloud” and “Bow your heads, they’re pious here, but you and I, we’re pioneers”.
An accompanying video was released for “Wild Things” directed by Aaron A and premiered on March 7, 2016. Alessa Cara opens with a short monologue describing the meaning of wild things for her “Where The Wild Things Are is a place that exists in our minds. It’s a place of liberty and shamelessness. It can take a split second or a lifetime to find it, but once you do, you’ll be free.” To be honest, it can’t get better than that, coming out from a teenager. Is remarkable as it is, setting the listeners mood what’s in the coming, transitioning into her strong powerful vocals, for a second I reckon I am listening to one of Rihanna’s music, It’s that good! Of a voice.
The video shows all the fun bits, wild and the tiny little things that mattered for Cara with her squad of four BFF’s Chantel, Zipy, Robert and Olivia. From drawing fake tattoos, hanging out late, in shopping carts and finally setting fireworks on a beach.
Not too shabby? The song is certified Gold and set to sit in those young minds.