While Valentine’s Day is a loved-up Christmas for some, for others it’s a depressing, lonely or just annoying time of the year that’s impossible to avoid.

If you fall into the latter camp, Dutch alternative rapper Cero Ismael has just the tune for you. Despite its title, “Darling” (which is lifted from his forthcoming debut project, Blue Man) is a heartbreak anthem that lifts the rose-tinted glasses with an affecting tale of the gut-punch of grief that crashes over you in the wake of a breakup. 

Produced by Jopie and Rijnbaart, the song is a bittersweet affair to say the least, balancing a light arrangement with just a hint of sadness as Cero picks apart the relationship and tries to work out what went wrong.