Today, the Toronto native multi-instrumentalist and producer, Luna Li (aka Hannah Kim) has shared her new single “Alone But Not Lonely.” The lush orchestral composition places Luna Li’s technical proficiency in the spotlight as she kicks the song off with a sweeping melody played on the violin before dropping into a smoldering funk groove with ethereal synth pads and vocal harmonies to boot. After her graceful and confident chants of instantly memorable self-assurance, the song crescendos into a massive guitar hook that rises and falls with beautiful simplicity and acts as the antidote to her loneliness.
“I wrote ‘Alone But Not Lonely’ in my very first apartment which was cockroach infested. I was feeling really uncomfortable and lonely in the new space, and decided to write this song to cheer myself up and entertain my newfound insect friends.” Says Luna Li. “The phrase ‘Alone But Not Lonely’ is a mantra I use to remind myself that time I spend with myself is valuable and special, something that should be celebrated.”
The visual accompaniment to “Alone But Not Lonely” premiered via i-D and is an invitation to Luna Li’s mythical workshop where she crafts glossy orbs with warm messages sitting at their cores. “The globe motif in the video is to highlight that every person is a world within themselves.” Explains Luna Li. “I hope that people can dance alone in their rooms to this song and feel joyfully connected to themselves.”
“Alone But Not Lonely” is Luna Li’s follow up to the low-slung angelic pop single “Cherry Pit”, her well-loved Dilla-esque jams EP and last year’s 88rising’s ASIA RISING FOREVER online festival (Beabadoobee, Mxmtoon, Rich Brian, etc.), which received over 7.75M+ livestream views and was #1 trending worldwide on Twitter.
Photo Courtesy: Felice Trinidad