We collectively fell in love when we heard 19-year-old Alessia Cara’s bored-at-the-party anthem “Here.” We fell even more in love when she put an acoustic spin on Nick Jonas’ “Levels;” her cover of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” took our fandom to the next level. As one of our 2015 It-Girls, it’s looking like our not-so-secret obsession with Cara isn’t waning anytime soon, thanks to her renditions of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” and Disclosure & Lorde’s “Magnets,” recorded during a recent BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge session.
Cara’s acoustic take on fellow Canadian Drake’s “Hotline Bling” brings a new, soulful swagger to the song that would definitely be the soundtrack to wearing more and going out less on a chilly winter night. Her smoky take on “Magnets” has us dreaming (and hoping) for the future collaboration with Lorde that we all need. (Pretty please?)
Watch the clips of Cara’s “Hotline Bling” and “Magnets” below and vibe out for what’s left of the weekend.