Five Islands – Lonely: DJ Pick of the Week


Lightning Casey’s DJ Pick of the Week!

This week Casey goes with the track “Lonely” by a Nashville brother and sister duo, Five Islands. They have just released an EP this year titled “I Think in Time, I’ll Be Fine.” Lightning 100 has been a fan of Five Islands for a while now, and Five Islands even took notice and wrote an article about us!

The arts have been a part of their family for multiple generations. Their grandfather was a touring musician and their grandmother taught the two hymnal music in Five Islands, Maine. 

The song “Lonely” is a deep ballad about loneliness, and how you can at least be lonely in each other’s company. The duo’s instagram is flooded with visually appealing images, including lots of song cover photos. There are also lots of sweet childhood photos used as covers!

Five Islands has mastered the perfectly harmonious tune and can make any listener stop what they’re doing to listen to this track!

Although the song is about loneliness, it can help somebody not feel as alone. Although the lyrics are sad, it has a calming yet uplifting beat. Daisy sings “Waking up is getting easy, so is waking up alone,” as if she is growing through her loneliness and heartbreak. 

Tune into 100.1 FM or to hear “Lonely” by Five Islands featured as Lightning Casey’s DJ Pick of the Week. We want to hear your thoughts, too! Tweet at us with #L100DJPick to tell us if we should keep spinning the record.

written by Clara Lueckenhoff

Casey is that rarest of creatures…a Native Tennesseean. His love of music can be traced to the day his dad sat him down and played him Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love?” Everything pretty much changed after that. He began his broadcasting career at the age of 14 at an AM station in Northern Middle Tennessee. It was there he learned how to cue vinyl records, splice tape with razor blades, and other skills that no longer serve any purpose. In the late nineties, he was the host of our evening show until management decided that probably wasn’t a good idea anymore. Casey returned to Nashville airwaves in 2016. When he isn’t on the air, he spends his time with his wife and son. He would also appreciate it if you’d get offa his lawn.