SINGLE REVIEW: LAUV – Modern Loneliness

It’s been a long time coming, but Lauv’s debut album ‘how i’m feeling’ will finally be unveiled to the world on March 6. And with a whole lot of heartbreak and self-reflections within the record, you better prepare yourself to depart on an emotional rollercoaster as soon as you press play. 

With his overwhelming social media and streaming rise to fame, the Californian singer-songwriter has decided to tackle the release of this album a little differently than most. He understands that the real connection he has formed with his fans has come from the consistent flow and transparency of his music. So he’s not holding back by releasing as many songs as he can before the album is out. 

With the release of his new single ‘Modern Loneliness’ which is now out in the world, this is also the tenth song he’s released from the 21 track long record.

He cites this song as his most personal confession on the record, as he opens up about his depression and how he constantly feels lonely even though he’s always surrounded by friends on this journey. 

“Modern loneliness. We’re never alone, but always depressed. Love my friends to death, but I never call and I never text ‘em” he sings during the anthemic chorus that has this bold cinematic feel to it. 

The production gradually builds and evolves from a simple piano ballad with finger snaps incorporated in the hook before a groovy guitar riff and pop beat adds to the depths this song explores and explodes a rightfully anthemic production.  

It’s a song that you just want to hear a crowd singalong to because it’s such a powerful and honest commentary on modern day society and the anxieties we all face.