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.
‘I’LL BE LONELY’ – LAYLA KAY