Best Ex has shared her new video for ‘Lonely Life’, the latest track taken from her ‘Ice Cream Anti-Social’ EP, out now via Alcopop! Records. A song about feeling disconnected and a bit lonely, the clip sees Mariel Loveland sort-of-enjoying-but-not-really, some cake, confetti, and balloons.
Mariel says of the track: “When I wrote ‘Lonely Life’ I had been struggling a really long time with the feeling that no matter what, no matter who I was with, no matter how many people loved me, I would really always feel sort of alone. The world is a dreadfully lonely place, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel that in my core every single morning when I wake up.
“For me, it’s just one of those things you have to get on with, and that’s what I wrote the song about – getting on with the constant feeling that something is missing. It’s about just accepting that sadness as a sour, not-so-great part of life like living with a laptop that barely works because you can’t afford a new one, or a cracked phone screen because it works just fine even if it’s broken.”
Mariel’s also announced a couple of free UK shows – catch her at Banquet in Kingston on 2nd November, and at Four Quarters in London the following day:
Watch ‘Lonely Life’ below.