Hayden here, diving into Madeline Rhodes’ track “Be Alone”. Madeline, leaving her MuMu persona behind, adopts a raw storytelling approach, making this song a sensitive insight into self-imposed isolation and identity. “Be Alone” is a product of a lonely quarantine, and it perfectly mixes melancholic indie pop with meaningful lyrics that describe her problems with mental health.

The line “I’ve got to be alone” will stay with the listeners’ heads, and what really grabbed my attention is Madeline’s rich and unique lyricism. The production of Brett Shaw makes the song’s emotional depth higher and therefore more resonant. “Be Alone” is not just a track, but a call to introspection and empathy, making Madeline’s voice a powerful one in contemporary pop.