The singer/songwriter had a most successful debut, starting with her breakout single "Here." After snagging the "Best New Artist" award at the Grammys last January, the young star is back with the first single leading up to the release of her upcoming album. "Growing Pains" speaks of the transition to adulthood, the implied responsibilities one might and the torment that ensues.
Her album is said to express the emotional journey that began since her debut three years ago. One might wonder why an album meant to encapsulate the experiences of a recent Grammy Award winner would lead with a single that bears such a somber sentiment. Perhaps it has something to do with her receiving backlash for the award. The lyrics "a short leash and a short fuse don't match. They tell me it ain't that bad, now don't you overreact" might be a hinting towards that situation. The title of her next album, which has yet to be confirmed, might shed some light on the matter. The album is set for a release in September. In the meantime, enjoy the honesty she offers on her latest.
And I guess the bad can get better
Gotta be wrong before it's right
Every happy phrase engraved in my mind
I've always been a go-getter
There's truth in every word I write
But still, the growing pains, growing pains
They're keeping me up at night