This song is a part of Ayra Starr’s latest album, 19 & Dangerous Deluxe. The innovator develops her unapologetically Afropop style.
Starr maintains her audacity and boldness throughout 19 & Dangerous, whether showcasing her grandeur in head-bobbing earworms or revealing her insecurities in moving songs.
A lovely love ballad, “Lonely” is. The album offers several tones. There is the swagger of “Cast,” followed by the vulnerability of “Lonely.” Ayra Starr’s line in the song “Lonely” is, “If you don’t like me back, know that I’m only human.” Watch your language and how you interact with me. Let’s feel it out and all that. Thus, the song’s theme is one of sadness over a lost love.