Alessia Cara Releases Soulful Acoustic Version of “Growing Pains” – Listen Now

Brick Howze

After a few months of releasing “Growing Pains,” Alessia Cara has blessed us with the acoustic version off her upcoming sophomore album.

With a guitar driven track, Cara shows off her strong vocals and seamless runs as she nails every verse effortlessly. The meaning and nature behind the track is brought to you differently, in this stripped down version, where you can’t escape of raw emotion and truth in Cara’s voice.

Before the release, Cara took to Instagram to share the meaning behind the singer’s signature look; baggy gray slacks and blazer, white button-down and colored tie featured on the single’s cover art and worn by the songstress and her band during every performance.

“The oversized suit visually represents the idea of growing up too fast, or trying to fit ourselves into roles that can feel too large to handle,” she wrote. “We aren’t always prepared for life when it runs towards us full speed. sometimes it feels like we’re drowning in it a little, sometimes it’s mundane and stagnant. that’s what the suit is.”

Listen to the acoustic version of “Growing Pains” below and let us know what you think of the stripped down version by leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post.


Written by Will Heffernan