On the surface of every Olawumi single, generally, is one strong message. Alone brings forward Olawumi’s love for her significant other. However, the true center of the song isn’t so clear cut.
While it’s clear that love is the dominate trait of Alone, there is an undercurrent of insecurity that seeps out of each uttered lyric. Sadness and fear of an uncertain future heavily weigh on Olawumi’s love.
What makes Alone its own creature is not the undercurrent, it’s the power of love conveyed and how the multiple emotions balance out. While there is fear and loneliness in her words, Olawumi is expressing a grand happiness above all else.
Alone features admirable complexity without suffering from obtuseness, making for a welcome return cut, as well as just an ace cut in general.