A pair days out from the discharge of her debut album, Girl of My Dreams, Fletcher comes proper out and says it: “[‘Better Version’] is my favourite tune that I’ve ever written in my life.”
What she means is that the tune hits more durable and goes deeper than the rest she’s executed. “As an artist, however before everything, as a storyteller and as a songwriter, that’s what I’m probably the most keen about: placing actually complicated feelings into phrases,” the 28-year-old singer continues.
“Better Version” hasn’t been promoted as a single but, so this isn’t a part of some large “my new radio hit is definitely artwork” push. Plus, the album’s lead-off single, “Becky’s So Hot,” is garnering sufficient consideration by itself, having gone viral on TikTok for a complete myriad of causes. Where “Becky’s So Hot” is assertive and assured, “Better Version” sits on the opposite finish of the heartbreak spectrum. “Better Version” is a relationship submit mortem, with minimal manufacturing underlining Fletcher’s comfortable however poignant vocals as she chronicles a story of affection gone bitter — and what occurs after.
Fletcher sings, “Do you consider me if you fuck her?/Do you utilize the strikes, those we realized?/It’s all the time the subsequent individual, that will get the higher model.” It’s a refreshing — dare we are saying Alanis-esque — angle into post-breakup bitterness that Fletcher got here up with aided by three longtime collaborators: songwriting duo Kinetics & One Love and Casamigos tequila. “This thought, you recognize, all of the belongings you needed to heal and work on and all of the methods you needed to get higher — someone else goes to get these new variations of every individual,” Fletcher mentioned. “That’s a idea that’s all the time blown my thoughts a little bit.”
Fletcher is an artist with a wholesome humorousness who’s delivered chaotic bangers stuffed with cheeky choruses about what relationship is absolutely like on New York’s Lower East Side, however “Better Version” has none of that. As she places it: “This one is simply fucking unhappy. This one form of fucking hurts.” Full cease. There’s no sly wink on the opposite facet or one other line about Fletcher’s love of signing boobs or being meta about sleeping along with her ex. “Better Version” is sincere, uncooked, and deliberate. For the bridge and the ultimate refrain, Fletcher flips her phrases and acknowledges: “You had been type, you had been heat, you had been affected person, helped me with the profession I used to be making/Look at me, I’m a star, you’re the explanation.” Don’t promote your self quick, Fletch.
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