With loneliness front of mind while living through the strict UK lockdowns since last March, Australian singer-songwriter, Layla Kay, explores this powerful emotion in her dreamy pop track, I’ll Be Lonely, out 22 April.

Layla Kay’s voice haunts, arriving like a whisper in your ear over sparse synths, before the groove kicks in, hitting you with the catchy chorus that’s a throwback to all of our favourite 90s female pop icons – think Robyn, Meredith Brooks and Atomic Kitten.

Pivoting from the folk/acoustic roots that earned her early industry attention and saw her play at Woodford Folk Festival and Caloundra Music Festival before she moved overseas, this single marks a new musical direction for Layla Kay.

“I wrote this track during lockdown whilst living in the U.K.  After a bit of a hiatus release-wise, I’m happy to be back sharing new music,” she said.

With lyrics that echo sad truths about the emotions at the end of a relationship, while exploring the lonely feelings we can all relate to after 2020, this surprisingly chirpy track is sure to get stuck in your head.

I’ll Be Lonely is a lyrical reference to heartbreak. It’s an observation that if a lover leaves, I’ll be lonely, if only for a while.”

Written in the United Kingdom; produced by Australian production whizz, Soft Nylon; and mastered at Morocco’s Hit The Road Studio, this tune harnessed the power of the internet for a true 2020-style international collaboration, and will surely continue its trip around the world as people connect to this universal and incredibly relevant topic.

Listen to our exclusive premiere of Layla Kay’s new single I’ll Be Lonely, before it’s official release on 22 April, and follow her new music on Facebook and Instagram.