When you hear that a moody R&B ballad is called ‘Alone,’ isolation, rather than empowerment, might be the first thing that crosses your mind. Toronto artist KIANA proves otherwise, with a moving show of defiance through avoidance against a toxic presence. “I need more space away from you,” she declares as the song opens. As ‘Alone’ progresses, she sounds not unlike Lorde traveling through a cosmic realm of gradually shedding uncertainty. If she says it’s over, she doesn’t need to explain herself.