Rating: 5 out of 5.

A soul-stirring R&B tune that powerfully explores the impact of human connection.

Carmen Forbes is a Dutch singer and songwriter who seamlessly blends her multicultural background into her soulful songs, infusing them with an R&B edge. Inspired by artists like H.E.R., Alicia Keys, and Daniel Caesar, Forbes creates narrative-driven pieces that pay homage to both R&B and soul genres. Her previous releases include tracks like “Closure,” “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” and “Little White Lie.” Carmen Forbes’s most recent single is the R&B track “Lonely.”

With a soft and soothing backdrop of acoustic guitar, “Lonely” creates the perfect intimate soundscape to beautifully complement the tune’s emotional exploration on heartbreak. Lyrics like “This high never felt so low, you took, Something so beautiful and lovely, made it, something ugly” and “You see I’ve got so many people that I’ve let inside, So many people from who I can run, but I can’t hide” reflects on loss and the impact of genuine connection. With its well-crafted narrative that intimately addresses romantic struggles combined with some compelling vocals, Carmen Forbes gifts us with a striking R&B gem with a truly transformative message. So press play and let the words of the artist’s latest single remind you that “you’ll sometimes be lonely, but you’ll never be alone.”