5 minutes with . . . Alessia Cara
This singer-songwriter may only be 22 years old, but her songs “Here”, “Scars to Your Beautiful” and “Stay” have topped the Billboard charts and she has received four Grammy nominations. Here are five things to know about her.
She loves playing video games.
“I really, really love Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart. And also this game called Roller Coaster Tycoon, where you get to build theme parks. It’s my favourite.”
She was a storyteller.
“I used to write short stories. That helped because I learnt to describe scenarios in a different way.
She found a way to deal with her struggles.
“I think practising self-care has really helped me—just remembering what’s important and prioritising things. Once I figured out that it doesn’t matter what people think, [I felt more confident about the] many different aspects of life.”
She has plans to go on tour.
“You can see me all over the world, hopefully touring in places I’ve never gone before.”
She loves the simple things.
“The five things that make me happy are laughing, people I love, music, my fans and ‘happy’ solitude.”