Alessia Cara unveiled the video for her bouncy single “Rooting For You” today (Sept. 20).
The video showcases a series of “relatable disappointments,” neatly captioned for your convenience, including: “when your hair has other plans,” “when you thought you were winning,” and “whe the kiss does not have sparks.”
On the track, Cara details the emotions of a summer romance gone cold. The acoustic-sounding first verse doesn’t hold back on the sass before she delves into a funky hook and an equally infectious saxophone breakdown. “Damn, why you gotta be so cold in the summertime?/I was really rooting for you/We were really rooting for you,” she chants on the chorus.
The tune immediately caught the attention of one of her heroes, John Mayer, who took to his Instagram story to share the single and gush over the catchy hook. “I only wish I wrote this one,” he said.
Check out the new video for “Rooting For You” below.