Alessia Cara Shares New Singles "Sweet Dream" and "Shapeshifter"
"The theme of duality is recurring on this next album, so it made sense to release two songs to introduce both ends of the thread"
Published Jul 15, 2021Brampton pop singer Alessia Cara has shared two new singles in advance of her next album. "Sweet Dream" and "Shapeshifter" are out now through Def Jam Recordings/Universal Music Canada.
No further details have been confirmed about the forthcoming album, but these two songs are going to be on it. Cara said this about the songs in a statement:
The theme of duality is recurring on this next album, so it made sense to release two songs to introduce both ends of the thread. The first side being "Sweet Dream'"which represents the hardship and helplessness surrounding my last couple of years. It's about insomnia and the hoops my brain jumps through at night while I'm supposed to be asleep. Never fun! Then on the flip side, there's "Shapeshifter" which is witty and sophisticated in a way that I feel represents the more mature and light-hearted parts of the album. I had to go through lots of pain to regain my footing and this song feels unwavering, despite it not being about the happiest of things.
Both songs are getting accompanying music videos. While the "Sweet Dream" is out now, the clip for "Shapeshifter" will follow next Friday (July 23).
The new album is the follow-up to 2018's The Pains of Growing and a subsequent string of EPs. Cara is also taking part in the covers collection The Metallica Blacklist, which will feature her version of "Enter Sandman."
Last year, Exclaim! interviewed Cara about self-producing music and making her acting debut in The Willoughbys.