A Little More

Album: The Pains of Growing (2018)


  • This raw, acoustic track finds a vulnerable Alessia Cara looking to take the next step in a relationship.

    Hey Mister knock on my door
    I'm sorry that I've been emotions galore
    Am I crazy for wanting a little bit more?
    A little more of you

    Cara is admitting to her love interest that her feelings are controlled by him and that her day is going be dependent upon their interactions. She explained in a video interview:

    "That's how it is for a lot of people when you're in love, well at least for me, and it's a very scary thing because they can lift you up but then bring you down, whether it's intentionally or unintentionally, and that's a really scary thing, and I think it's scary to be able to say like hey, I'm really insecure and I'm scared that you're going to go away, and if you do, I don't know if I'm going to be able to handle it. It's a very open thing to tell somebody."
  • Cara released the song on July 11, 2018, a date that happened to coincide with her 22nd birthday.
  • The acoustic ballad featuring stripped-down guitar was self-produced by Cara. She also created solo another The Pains of Growing track - "I Don't Want To."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Jackie DeShannon - "Put a Little Love in Your Heart"They're Playing My Song

It wasn't her biggest hit as a songwriter (that would be "Bette Davis Eyes"), but "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" had a family connection for Jackie.

Strange MagneticsSong Writing

How Bing Crosby, Les Paul, a US Army Signal Corps Officer, and the Nazis helped shape rock and Roll.

Chris Robinson of The Black CrowesSongwriter Interviews

"Great songwriters don't necessarily have hit songs," says Chris. He's written a bunch, but his fans are more interested in the intricate jams.

Billy Joe ShaverSongwriter Interviews

The outlaw country icon talks about the spiritual element of his songwriting and his Bob Dylan mention.

Michael BoltonSongwriter Interviews

Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.

The FratellisSongwriter Interviews

Jon Fratelli talks about the band's third album, and the five-year break leading up to it.