Alessia Cara Announces New 'This Summer' EP, Drops First Single 'Ready': Listen

It's been just eight months since the release of Alessia Cara's deeply personal sophomore album, The Pains of Growing. Now, in the midst of a continent-wide tour with superstar Shawn Mendes, the songstress is delivering her new song, "Ready," after teasing it on Twitter.

"Caught the writing bug out of the blue and made an EP," the 23-year-old Grammy winner wrote in the post. "it’s called This Summer. I’ll be releasing a new track every couple of weeks until it’s release."

"Ready" is a reggae-tinged track that sounds like it was made with summer in mind. "You start a million fires just to see what they can do/ But then you freeze up like winter season in June," Cara sings. "Oh you're not ready for, ready for me," she continues in the empowering tune about choosing not to stick around with someone who's not ready for commitment. 

The accompanying photo shows two film pictures, one of a group of pink flowers in front of palm trees, and the other a corner of a building. To coincide with the pink theme, Cara changed her usual yellow icon to a rose-tinted one.

Cara has also announced her U.S. headlining dates for The Pains of Growing Tour with special guest Ryland James. Tickets go on sale on Friday here.

This Summer is set for release on Sept. 6 via Def Jam Recordings. 

Listen to the new track and find tour dates below.


10/21        Boston, MA                  Orpheum Theatre
10/23        New York                     Sony PlayStation Theatre
10/25        Philadelphia, PA          The Fillmore
10/26        Washington, DC          The Anthem
10/28        Atlanta, GA                  Coca-Cola Roxy
10/29        Indianapolis, IN            Old National Ctr. – Egyptian Room
10/30        Chicago, Il                    Rosemont Theatre
11/1          Prior Lake, MN             Mystic Lake Casino
11/2          Madison, WI                 The Sylvee
11/5          Seattle, WA                  Moore Theatre
11/6          Portland, OR                Schnitzer Hall
11/8          San Francisco, CA       The Masonic
11/9          Santa Barbara, CA       Granada Theatre
11/12        Los Angeles, CA          The Novo
11/15        Las Vegas, NV             Chelsea @ Cosmopolitan
11/18        Dallas, TX                    South Side Ballroom
11/19        Austin, TX                    Bass Concert Hall
11/20        Houston, TX                 Revention Center