Sam Means – We’re Alone

Sam Means was the other half of The Format, the band he started with Nate Ruess before the project took an indefinite hiatus and Ruess founded Fun. achieving enormous success. Means is now back with a new solo project and We’re Alone is the first single to be taken from his upcoming album 10 Songs, which will be out January 22nd via Hello Records. The song is a moving piano-ballad which remembers the latest work of Tobias Jesso Jr. and it has a beautiful chorus which is also supported by female vocals: “We’re alone when the lights come on / Take me down to the river”.

Means made a statement about the song to the guys over at Stereogum who premiered the track: “This song may not necessarily be the obvious first choice to kick off the new album, but I’ve never been a fan of playing it safe, I suppose. Disregarding all potentially less interesting back story within the lyrics; the core of it is really just about that overwhelming sense of insignificance that consumes you the first time you’re struck with a basic understanding of how truly infinite the universe is. Doubled, when you find out how little we know about it”.

Listen below.