Alessia Cara is finding new ways to let creativity flow as she starts work on her third studio album in a world that, at the moment, feels a little isolated.
"It's challenging, definitely, just because you're kind of stuck at home and there are lack of experiences. I'm not meeting any people. I'm not really doing anything." the Best New Artist GRAMMY winner says in our latest Up Close & Personal interview.
But that doesn't mean the "Ready" singer is not excited to find new inspiration in the unknown. "But I think within being isolated, there is a lot of inspiration, just with your thoughts," she adds.
For now, fans can enjoy the recently released This Summer: Live Off The Floor, which features live versions from her 2019 This Summer EP and more of her biggest hits.
Cara is also donating her share of royalties to Save the Children for 21 years. The idea came as she began to learn about some of the challenges children face around the world.
For her, becoming aware of things going on in the world is important—even if it makes her uncomfortable.
"It's overwhelming for everyone and it is challenging because all this information is just coming in at once and it's hard to know what to make of it but every time I think that, I always revert back to thinking all of my discomfort doesn't come close to the pain and discomfort and sadness and struggles that the people we're reading about have to deal with."
Watch the latest episode of Up Close & Personal to learn more about the making of This Summer: Live Off The Floor, Cara's thoughts on inspiration for her next album, how she feels about lending her voice to The Willoughbys, and how her new puppy, Cleo, is helping her through our new post-COVID-19 world.