Since the release of his debut EP, Love & Light, Joeboy has been treading the industry cautiously, rising to the surface on hit singles like DJ Neptune’s Nobody but lurking for the most part. Despite his flitting presence, he has remained relevant owing to the strength of his debut, and this impact is felt in the way he’s received on his new single, Lonely, today.
Joeboy is a charmer in body and spirit. He wields this over Dera’s Piano dominant instrumental, which tells a story even before Joeboy launches into his tale of woe.
Joeboy’s performance on Lonely is nostalgic in that it recalls the procession of hits like Beginning except it comes with an EDM twist that speaks to some sort of advancement undergone during his time away.