French DJ and producer Martin Garrix collaborated with English singer Dua Lipa on his newest release, “Scared To Be Lonely.” For Lipa, the song follows up her soulful 2017 release “Thinking ‘Bout You” as well as her Sean Paul duet “No Lie.” For Garrix, “Scared To Be Lonely” is his first release of 2017. He ended 2016 by releasing seven songs in seven days as a way to give back to his supporters. Prior to that, Garrix released “In The Name Of Love” which features Bebe Rexha.
“Scared To Be Lonely” sounds like one woman’s inner monologue in which she questions whether she is in a relationship just to satisfy her loneliness or whether she actually loves the person she is dating. But this speaks to something much deeper than just one person’s loneliness. It speaks to a millennial generation who spends time posting selfies on Instagram, swiping through faces on dating apps and hooking up with strangers to block out feelings of loneliness.
Ultimately, it begs the question: “Do we need somebody just to feel like we’re alright? Is the only reason you’re holding me tonight ’cause we’re scared to be lonely?”
But the song can apply to so many other situations besides romantic relationships and hookups. Sometimes, people tend to stay in friendships, jobs or situations because they’re afraid of what they’ll be without those things. “Scared To Be Lonely” proves that EDM songs can be both fun to dance to and thought-provoking at the same time.
While the song does deal with personal questioning and deeper subject matter, it doesn’t lose its ability to still feel upbeat and danceable. The track starts out with a single violin before Garrix layers the sound of the instrument with electronic sweeps and rising and falling beats.
Check out the official video for “Scared To Be Lonely” here.