Alessia Cara’s “Here” Video Recreates A Terrible Mansion Party

Canada’s viral smash recruits IRL friends to re-throw a house party.

May 26, 2015

"This one time I went to a party and while there, I realized how much I hated it, along with every other party I had ever gone to," Alessia Cara told The FADER recently, introducing her debut single "Here." "We wrote about it the next day," she said.

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For the song's new video, the 18 year old Def Jam-signee restaged one such party with many of the people who were actually there—the smoke blowers, the gossip girls, the boy who can't hold his liquor. Except this time they hang in time while Alessia is free to roam about them. Excuse me if I seem a little unimpressed with this, and anti-social pessimist, she sings, but usually I don't mess with this. Amen.

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