The track was made in February 2016. She wrote it in a single day, in London, with her long-term collaborator Justin Parker (Banks, Bat For Lashes, Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey). As always with the artist from Melbourne, the songwriting remains honest and poignant. Nonetheless, the one-off anger that punctuates the track hints towards some new music directions for the LP, which will be notably inspired by The Black Keys, Alabama Shakes, Mazzy Star and Nina Simone. Cloves is singing about “feeling misunderstood and claustrophobic in a relationship” and the explosion on the choruses perfectly illustrates her envy to escape and to free herself from this situation.
About “Better Now”, Cloves explains:
Cloves will support Michael Kiwanuka on his North American tour (see the full itinerary here), and will headline her own show in London on February 9 (tickets on sale on Friday there). “Better Now” is out on November 18.
BONUS: Cloves performing “Frail Love” from her debut “EP XIII” – Live at YouTube Space LA