Alessia Cara Creates an ASMR Video About Her Career

The singer’s unconventional new sit-down interview is oddly satisfying.

Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara, W Magazine

If you’re a fan of ASMR videos, you know that they’re (softly) popping up all over YouTube lately. And if you’re not familiar, here’s your seconds-long science crash course: ASMR stands for autonomous sensory meridian response. It is a relaxing experience like a tingling sensation on the skin or shivers down the spine caused by receiving a (usually auditory) stimulus. In other words, whispers, soft sounds, or static that cause a pleasant bodily reaction.

Why we’re telling you all of this is because singer Alessia Cara not only has the powerful voice of a true goddess, but she recently sat down with W magazine to film an ASMR video where she plays with balloons, . And, of course, she spills about her new songs, like “Growing Pains,” — all while whispering.

In the clip, Alessia takes us on the journey of her career, the stories behind some of her biggest songs, and more.

You can check out Alessia Cara’s ASMR video above. But if you still prefer her usual powerful vocals, make sure to check out her latest musical releases below.

Written by Kristine Hope Kowalski

Kristine is a writer and celebrity entertainment news journalist with a specific obsession with Nickelodeon + Disney Channel shows, boy bands, K-Pop, Broadway, and international series dramas. If she's not writing or tucked away in a good book, she is most likely traveling the world and spamming her friends' Instagram feeds with photos from her adventures. Kristine has a BA in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University (2011), and an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Social Thought from NYU (2013). She is currently pursuing her second Master's in Journalism through the Harvard Extension School.