Alessia Cara went into detail with Rolling Stone about how she wrote “A Little More.” The track is one of two songs from her sophomore album The Pains of Growing that was both written and produced by Cara only.
With guitar in hand, Cara explains that she wrote the song for someone she was dating to help assuage insecurities she was feeling in the relationship. “I wanted to make a song for this person to show them in hopes that it would allow me to express myself in a clearer way,” she says.
The “ballroom dance-y” guitar part had been on loop in her head, but the way she wanted to play it for the song was a bit messier and reckless. From there, she reveals that the lyrics were inspired by old photos this person had shown her.