"Scared to Be Lonely" is a song recorded by Dutch DJ Martin Garrix and English singer Dua Lipa. It was written by Garrix, Giorgio Tuinfort, Nathaniel Campany, Kyle Shearer, and Georgia Ku, while the production was handled by Garrix, Tuinfort, Valley Girl, and Lorna Blackwood. The song was released for digital download and streaming as a standalone single on 27 January 2017 by Stmpd Rcrds and Epic Records, after being premiered by Garrix at the 2017 AVA Festival a month earlier. It was later included on Dua Lipa: Complete Edition (2018), the super deluxe reissue of Lipa's eponymous debut studio album.
"Scared to Be Lonely" is a future bass track with electro and emo-EDM elements. Lyrically, the song sees Lipa singing about the ending of a relationship. The song received acclaim from music critics, with many commending Lipa's vocals and the song's emotive production. The song was a commercial success, reaching the top 10 of charts in 17 countries worldwide, including Garrix's native region of the Netherlands, reaching the third position. It additionally reached number 14 and 76, respectively, on the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100. The song has since been certified platinum or higher in 15 territories, including quadruple platinum awards in Norway and Sweden as well as a triple platinum award in the Netherlands.
The music video for "Scared to Be Lonely" was directed by Blake Claridge and filmed in Scotland. It features Garrix walking around a landscape, reminiscing about past relationships, while Lipa sings in a forest. The two further promoted the song in 2017 with live performances at Capital FM's the Jingle Bell Ball, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Two remix EPs and an acoustic version were released. The EPs include remixes by Brooks, DubVision, and Loud Luxury.
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