Wearing a gray, shoulder padded pantsuit (what she has said “symbolizes the idea of growing up”) and a playful space buns hairdo, the Canadian-born singer-songwriter performed on a moodily lit, blue-toned stage accompanied by her band and a cello player. “There’s not a thing I could say, not a song I could sing for your mind to change/ Nothing can fill up the space, won’t ask you to stay/ But let me ask you one thing/ Oh, when did you fall out of love, out of love?,” Cara huskily sang.
The 22-year-old artist penned the melancholic song about heartbreak, but not from personal experience, rather a friend’s breakup, according to a recent interview with the Associated Press. “He was like, ‘Listen, I’m not a songwriter, I’m not good at writing. Could you maybe one day … write a song about somebody falling out of love with you?’” she explained, adding that it was the first song she wrote about someone else’s perspective — and that her friend even got back together with the person who fell out of love with him.
Watch Cara perform “Out of Love” on The Late Late Show below.