Luna Li Shares New Song “Alone But Not Lonely”: Stream

She'll be supporting Japanese Breakfast on tour later this year

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Luna Li, photo by Felice Trinidad

    The Toronto-based multi-instrumentalist Hannah Kim records lush dream pop under the name Luna Li. While plans for her debut album are still under wraps, the up-and-coming musician will be supporting Japanese Breakfast on tour this fall, and she’s now shared her new song “Alone But Not Lonely”.

    Li’s music first gained traction when she uploaded clips of herself jamming on Instagram. Classically trained in piano and harp, her music possesses an orchestral quality paired with a kaleidoscopic groove. Her new single is a prime example of how she expertly blends her professional training into tried-and-true pop structures for a fresh new sound.

    The video for “Alone But Not Lonely” was directed by Maya Balkaran and Kostadin Kolevopens. It opens with a swell of string instruments as she circles a white room decorated with globes. Once the beat starts, the strings fall into place and Li chants the title lyric over and over, as if reminding herself she’s never alone.


    “I wrote this song as an act of self-care, to cheer myself up during a darker time,” Li said in an interview with i-D. “The phrase ‘alone but not lonely’ is a mantra I use to remind myself that time I spend with myself is valuable and special, something that should be celebrated.”

    Li went on to detail how the song was partly inspired by cockroaches. “I wrote ‘Alone But Not Lonely’ in my very first apartment which was cockroach infested,” she said. “I was feeling really uncomfortable and lonely in the new space, and decided to write this song to cheer myself up and entertain my newfound insect friends.”

    Watch the video down below. To check her out on her upcoming tour opening for Japanese Breakfast, grab tickets here. Luna Li’s tour itinerary is just a scroll down the page.


    Luna Li  2021 Tour Dates:
    09/14–Columbus, OH @ The Athenaeum Theatre
    09/15 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
    09/16 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
    09/17 — Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
    09/18 — Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
    09/19 — Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
    09/23 — Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
    09/25 — Seattle, WA @ Neptune
    09/26 — Seattle, WA @ Neptune
    09/27 — Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
    09/28 — Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
    10/01 — San Francisco, CA @ Regency
    10/02 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
    10/03 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
    10/04 — San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
    10/05 — Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
    10/07 — Sante Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
    10/08 — Denver, CO @ Ogden
    10/09 — Lawrence, KC @ Granada
    10/10 — St Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
    10/11 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
    10/16 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel