Majical Cloudz’s single “Are You Alone?” is the title track to the duo’s sophomore album, which will be released on October 16. The song unmistakably holds their aesthetic sound — ghostly and sharp. Balancing a synth beat and a snappy rhythm, the single shows that the pair’s second album will smash expectations.
“Are You Alone?” is about connection. It’s about clinging to a loved one as they struggle. Multiple critics have pointed out the references to Radiohead’s “Motion Picture Soundtrack” as a huge inspiration for the track. Despite its eerie tone and seemingly sad lyrics, lead singer Devon Welsh described it to Vulture as “a song about life! [. . .] It’s a song about caring what happens! To other people!”