Elise Huang asserts self-worth and empowerment on alt-R&B bop 'Lonely'

Filipina singer-songwriter Elise Huang has come a long way from helming stripped-down confessionals that grapple with one’s personal history to come out of her shell with songs that defy conventions. Huang’s remarkable transition has given her the opportunity to explore the outer fringes of pop music without completely losing the emotional vulnerability that defined her earlier releases—a quality that sets her apart from similarly categorized acts.

Now ready to map uncharted territory while maintaining accessibility, Elise Huang finds a middle ground between introspective, acoustic pop, and producer-driven R&B on “Lonely”—her first official single under Island Records Philippines and MCA Music Inc.

Taking a swipe at men who only remember they’re in a relationship when loneliness strikes, “Lonely” is a kiss-off that navigates one-sided relationships with wisdom developed through years of observation and familiarity.