Trust My Lonely

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"Trust My Lonely"
Alessia Cara – Trust My Lonely.png
Single by Alessia Cara
from the album The Pains of Growing
ReleasedOctober 5, 2018 (2018-10-05)
LabelDef Jam
Producer(s)Pop & Oak
Alessia Cara singles chronology
"Growing Pains"
"Trust My Lonely"
"Let Me Down Slowly"
Music video
"Trust My Lonely" on YouTube

"Trust My Lonely" is a song by Canadian singer and songwriter Alessia Cara, released as the second single from her second studio album, The Pains of Growing on October 5, 2018.[1] It was produced by Pop & Oak and lyrically concerns moving on from a relationship. The song has reached number 55 on the Canadian Hot 100.


"Trust My Lonely" is a pop track with elements of reggae featuring "plinking" synthesizers that lyrically concerns moving on from a relationship.[2][3][4] iHeart Media wrote that the song "has lyrics that bounce between being hurt by a former partner and finding the strength to move on."[5] Cara told Billboard that "When I initially wrote that song, I wrote it because of my insecurities. I think a lot of people, we become comfortable in our misery or comfortable in a relationship that may be bad for us. This song was just a reminder for me and for everyone to just trust yourself and let go of things don't serve you in a positive way, especially your heart and your soul."[6]

The song was written by Alessia Cara, Warren Felder, and Andrew Wansel.[7] It was one of five songs on The Pains of Growing that was produced by the duo Pop & Oak, who had previously produced Cara's breakout hit, "Here."[8]

Critical reception[edit]

Ryan Reed of Rolling Stone called the song "self-empowered" and judged it to be about Cara "crav[ing] independence".[4] Julia Lennox of ET Canada characterized its lyrics as "empowering" and called it "groovy" with "trendy trap beats".[2] Variety labelled it a "breakup song".[1]

Music video[edit]

A music video was released for the track featuring Cara dancing in a variety of settings, including on a beach and in a field, as well as in front of a number of colored backgrounds,[9] which Rolling Stone deemed "playful, colorful" and "lighthearted".[4] In the video, Cara is wearing the same oversize suit as she did in the music video for her previous single, "Growing Pains."[10] Regarding the suit, she said during a September interview on the Today Show that "It's like an artistic way of symbolizing the idea of growing up [...] Sometimes you kind of feel like you're drowning and you feel like you're not ready for the roles life throws at you, so this was my way of symbolizing it in an artistic way."[11]


Chart (2018–19) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[12] 55
Canada All-Format (Billboard)[13] 13
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[14] 12
Canada Hot AC (Billboard)[15] 19
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[16] 25
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[17] 31
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)[18] 21
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[19] 6
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[20] 25


  1. ^ a b "Alessia Cara Drops New Breakup Song and Video, 'Trust My Lonely'". Variety. October 5, 2018. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Lennox, Julia (October 5, 2018). "Alessia Cara Drops New Track 'Trust My Lonely'". ET Canada. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  3. ^ Smith, Trevor (October 5, 2018). "Alessia Cara Shares New Single 'Trust My Lonely'". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c Reed, Ryan (October 5, 2018). "Hear Alessia Cara's Self-Empowered New Song 'Trust My Lonely'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  5. ^ Seacrest, Ryan. "Who Did Alessia Cara Write 'Trust My Lonely' About?". On Air with Ryan Seacrest. iHeart Media. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  6. ^ Engelman, Nicole. "Alessia Cara Talks Jingle Ball Tour, Upcoming Album & Addressing Her 'Insecurities' on New Song 'Trust My Lonely'". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  7. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Review: The Pains of Growing - Alessia Cara". AllMusic. RhythmOne. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  8. ^ Sheffield, Rob. "Alessia Cara Never Runs Out of Eloquent Coming-of-Age Complaints on 'The Pains of Growing'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  9. ^ Glicksman, Josh (December 8, 2018). "Alessia Cara Drops Colorful Video for 'Trust My Lonely': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  10. ^ Schatz, Lake. "Alessia Cara reveals new song "Trust My Lonely": Stream". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  11. ^ Glicksman, Josh. "Alessia Cara Drops Colorful Video for 'Trust My Lonely': Watch". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Alessia Cara Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  13. ^ "Chart Search". Billboard. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
  14. ^ "Alessia Cara Chart History (Canada CHR/Top 40)". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  15. ^ "Alessia Cara Chart History (Canada Hot AC)". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  16. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. October 15, 2018. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  17. ^ "Alessia Cara Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  18. ^ "Alessia Cara Chart History (Dance Mix/Show Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  19. ^ "Alessia Cara Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  20. ^ "Alessia Cara Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2018.