With Better Love’s new single “Pretending,” the energy stays high while the mood stays cynical. “Are we getting better or getting better at Pretending?” vocalist Brad Harvey sing against a body-twirling tempo. “’Pretending’ focuses on the present tense and sobering thoughts about the connection you have with people around you and whether or not things are actually ‘okay,’” Harvey says about the new single’s subject matter. With this song, the band offers a chance to dance away the uncertainty of growing up.
The band on the track:
“’Pretending,’ to me, is our most fun and energetic song to date. I wanted to reflect how vibrant and happy the song makes me feel by making the video for it just as vibrant and happy.” – Dan
“‘Pretending’ to me is just as crazy and out there as it is laid back and easy to listen to. It makes me feel in the moment and also nostalgic. I want people to listen to it when they don’t want summer to end, and while they’re reminiscing summer in the middle of the winter.” – Kevin
“‘Pretending’ is a way to address a serious conversation in a more lighthearted way. Sometimes we’re not sure about the paths our relationships or friendships are going, but it doesn’t always have to be this intense feeling. There can be a beauty in uncertainty and I think that’s what our 20’s is about. Finding ourselves.” – Jackie
Nice bit of gentle/smooth pop with Hanson Asiedu – his new EP ‘Stages’ is out now –
Ben Glass has a whole host of weird and wonderful electronica/progressive music over on Spotify. ‘Tape’ is a mesmerising mix of repetitive loops, guitars and what sounds like a sampled bagpipe!