Alessia Cara has surprised fans with the news that she’ll be releasing a live EP on July 17.
This Summer: Live Off the Floor features live performances of the six songs on Alessia’s EP This Summer, which she released last September, as well as live performances of her signature hits “Here” and “Scars to Your Beautiful.” She’s donating her share of net royalties from the project to Save the Children.
“I put out an EP last September and shortly after recorded a live off the floor version, which was set to come out this summer. Then the world flipped upside down,” Alessia says in a lengthy statement.
“So I decided to donate all my proceeds from this EP for the next 21 years to ‘Save the Children,’ a global organization that saves and improves the lives of children who have been denied their rights by ensuring they have shelter, food, protection, healthcare, and education…this includes…anyone who needs help across 117 countries,” she continues.
“Recent events have made it even more evident that we need to uplift and care for the youth as much as possible,” the Grammy-winning star notes. “There are so many kind, colorful, intelligent, and driven kids who don’t have access to the resources they need in order to become the best future leaders or simply live a life they deserve. We won’t see a better world unless the ones who can one day change it are equipped to fulfill their true potential.”
“Hope this will be a bit of light in a (for lack of a descriptive enough term) weird time,” Alessia concludes.
Alessia will perform one of the songs, “Rooting for You,” at this year’s virtual Juno Awards ceremony, where she’s the leading nominee, with six nods.
By Andrea Dresdale
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