Off ‘The Get Down, Pt. 2’ soundtrack.
Alessia Cara’s voice is perfect for this.
The 20-year-old recently released an electro-tinged track with Zedd where her robotized vocals are processed to the high heavens. For that track, it worked, but on her latest release, “The Other Side” off the The Get Down, Pt. 2 soundtrack, Cara stays true to form.
On the thumping piano ballad, Cara sings about reaching for the stars. “Somewhere far, far away beyond the crowds and city lights / Out of the darkness we can shine,” she croons as ethereal background vocals swarm her delicate message. “So I’m packing my bags / I’m gonna leave it all behind / I wanna open up my eyes and see you on the other side.”
It’s cinematic, but not over the top. Listen below: