I Don't Want To

Album: The Pains of Growing (2018)
  • Here, Alessia Cara sings about the struggle of moving on from someone she still loves. She explained in a video interview why she's willing to be so candid about her struggles with denial and closure.

    "For me, being in sort of the public now, and having a bunch of listeners, it is kind of a risk to be able to talk about this stuff in the way that I have, but I also think it's really beneficial to not only me, and cathartic for me, but also the listeners.

    You know, to someone out there who may be feeling the exact same thing, that will now hear something that I'm singing about and know that they're not the only one, you know. So, I think it's helpful to both parties just to be open, you know. It can't hurt to just say what you feel."
  • Alessia Cara both wrote and produced this track on her own. She also created solo another The Pains of Growing track, "A Little More."
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