"I’m so tired of being lonely," Cannibal Queen intonates on their most recent single, "Lonely." Well, get in line, sister, because me too!
I can’t wait for the next time it rains because you can bet your ass I’m going to put this on at full volume till my ears are bleeding and go lay down in the street, preferably where there’s some nice gutter runoff because that’s where I belong. When I inevitably throw "Lonely" on for the seventh time in a row I feel like Michael Scott, ready to be hurt again.
The slow, melancholic guitar, the vocals that remind you of a summer breeze, the ethereal piano that echoes of a haunted romance. Because there's no doubt in my mind that this song is haunted. I actually wouldn't be surprised if Cannibal Queen is no longer with us, having completed the unfinished business keeping them here. With the song finished, they are finally allowed to pass on to the afterlife. They're finally able to rest.
I watched A Ghost Story in when it came out in 2017. I don't think I really understood it, but I was deeply moved by it. That's pretty much how I feel about this song. I'm sure I'm missing the whole picture, but damn did it make me feel. Go check it out, and allow yourself to feel sad for four and a half minutes.