SINGLE REVIEW: Kings Elliot – Dancing Alone

Following the huge success of her debut single ‘I’m Getting Tired Of Me’ at the end of 2020, Kings Elliot is ready to further captivate listeners with another dreamy and deep confessional track. ‘Dancing Alone’ is a song that will leave you in a state of reflection upon the very first listen and have you inserting your own experiences into the visual backdrop it creates. 

Exploring the effects of mental health on a relationship, the swiss-born London-based newcomer isn’t afraid to bare it all which is exactly the kind of vulnerable voice we need to hear in music right now. Structured as a step by step guide for her partner on how to deal with her mental health and the difficulties that can arise, she relates it to a dance they’ll have to learn to help get through the darkest of days with her. “Cause spinning us round till we both hit the ground is the only move I know. But falling together is better than dancing alone” she candidly sings. 

Stripping back the production to the bare necessities, this piano ballad is proof that sometimes strong songwriting and haunting vocals is all you need. She captivates you within the first thirty seconds, and has you lingering on every candid word that emotionally trickles out. Reminiscent to the likes of ‘I miss you, I’m sorry’ by Gracie Abrams and ‘Liability’ by Lorde, theres an element of cinematic heaviness which is very prominent. 

Capturing pure raw emotion, this three minute track is a vulnerable unravelling of what it feels like to fall in love while personally dealing with mental health issues. It’s a very poignant, and honest track that doesn’t shy away from being a short dose of therapy in itself, and listeners will find solace in knowing that they aren’t alone in feeling this way which is the biggest nod of all.