Loners get a bad rap. Yes, sometimes it’s more fun to join the in-crowd, but there’s something to be said about forging your own path. Just ask rising star Numi, a singer-songwriter who dropped her debut Disorderly in 2019. She’s back again to make a statement with the release of her latest single “Loser.”
On “Loser,” Numi gets straight to the point as she calls out folks who make life hard for independent thinkers. “Back then, no friends, I was a loner,” she opens the track. “Would look within, lived life a thinker / Desired genuine connection / While they judged others’ imperfections.” She doesn’t have time for any of that, though, as she focuses on what’s important. When it comes to the chorus, she offers a lesson to all those out there who might be feeling alienated, singing, “Loser is not a look / It’s a mentality / I’m about real friendship / I’m bout loyalty / They might call you loser / Because you’re in your own space / But many of those people just afraid / And play it safe.” At times, Numi’s vocal evokes the late Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan in quality, which meshes quite well with the R&B-meets-alternative vibes the song is giving. The texture it provides makes it stand out from the crowd.