After two years since his debut album Space Man Rodeo, Australian Green Buzzard AKA Paddy Harrowsmith is continuing to build up his portfolio of catchy tunes. Listen to his new single I Don’t Want to Be Alone below.
I Don’t Want to Be Alone is exactly what it says on the tin – an upbeat ballad voicing the fears of loneliness and modern-day anxiety. The memorable title is repeated throughout the chorus of the song to guarantee that you will be singing it for the rest of the day.
Whilst his signature echo effect can still be heard on this track, everything has been toned down, conveying a newfound maturity. Harrowsmith talks about taking inspiration from the likes of Lana Del Rey and A$AP Rocky, who both inspired him to take a ‘less is more’ approach to his music.
This can clearly be heard as the song features a simple strumming of an acoustic guitar and a melodious vocal line, with carefully handled white noise that doesn’t overpower. This song focuses on Harrowsmith’s impressive songwriting ability and is a clear reminder that no one wants to be lonely.
Lyrically, the song acknowledges that moment when we know a relationship is over, but still hold onto it, because the fear of loneliness of being on your own is too great. The dread of living alone is summed up with the line “I wanna start it over but I can’t lose that part of me.”
I Don’t Want To Be Alone is a carefully crafted song, and creates a strong sense of unity, making even the loneliest of people feel accompanied. It is available digitally as of today.
Green Buzzard – I Don’t Want To Be Alone