Two of our musical faves came together to slay on a track and we couldn’t be more excited! After releasing her highly anticipated album Mad Love, MTV reports that JoJo and Alessia Cara’s duet “I Can Only” is now available for your listening pleasure, and trust us: You will be pleased.
JoJo and Cara have blessed us with a bona fide empowerment anthem that finds the two talented vocalists taking a forthright IDGAF stance on being their authentic selves, which is a sentiment that we heartily co-sign. On the harmonious chorus, the two songstresses smoothly deliver the powerful chorus, singing, “I can only drink what I wanna drink / I can only say what I wanna say / I can only think what I wanna think / Don’t hate me, don’t hate.”
Honestly, we can’t find a single thing to hate about this song. What’s not to love about lyrics that encourage us to unapologetically love and celebrate ourselves?
Back in July, JoJo appeared in Cara’s video for “Scars to Your Beautiful,” which was most fitting considering that the two have been open about their experiences with self-acceptance struggles. Recently, JoJo discussed how she learned to love her curves in an inspiring, raw essay for Motto and the message she shared is well represented in “I Can Only”:
We heart you, JoJo and Alessia! We can’t get enough of these ah-mazing women spreading positivity all while encouraging others to build themselves up by example, one song at a time.