Her set lasted only half an hour but in those 30 minutes, Alessia showcased her powerful vocals strewn over alt-pop melodies, sultry soulful beats and some dance-worthy tunes that surely will make her EP a breakout hit.
My favorite moment of the night was her song "Seventeen" which was written with Kole in New Jersey after, she said, she had writers-block. At the time, she was 17, and her father offered some advice. "Write a song about how life goes by so fast," he said. And with that advice, Alessia wrote "Seventeen," a nostalgic song wishing she could stay young forever.
The night ended with her hit single "Here," the anti-party song that gives a shout out to the anti-social wallflowers with lyrics like, "I'm sorry if I seem uninterested / Or I'm not listenin', or I'm indefferent / Truly I ain't got no business here...I'd rather be at home all by myself / Not in this room with people who don't even care about my well being."
Troubadour setlist (8/5/15) - I'm Yours / Outlaw / Sweater Weather (The Neighbourhood cover) / Valerie (Amy Winehouse cover) / Four Pink Walls / Seventeen / Here
"Here" by Alessia Cara