Nette Takes on Social Media in Upbeat and Ironic Pop Single, “Best Life”
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Social media certainly has a great number of benefits, such as keeping up with friends in other states or paying attention to news that might not make it to mainstream media. Yet in recent years, there has been a movement to acknowledge that social media is, for lack of a better word, fake at times. Photos and feeds are curated to some extent because we want to show that we’re living our best lives, but that comes with very real consequences as well, such as the effect “perfection” shown on social media can have on our mental health, hence the movement towards platforms like BeReal. In “Best Life,” Vancouver artist Nette pokes fun at the struggles of everyone trying to keep up appearances in an age where social media plays such a massive role in our lives and accordingly titled her single to highlight this irony.
It’s going to be the mentally unwell hot girl anthem that you scream in the car on the way home from work.
Nette on “Best Life”
Nette is a singer, songwriter, and producer who kickstarted her career playing all over Vancouver and gained attention for her storytelling and sultry smooth vocals. She brings an infectiously bubbly presence to her performances and her songs are a vulnerable yet optimistic glimpse into personal struggles, self-doubt, and self-discovery. She is an advocate for women in the music industry, paving her own way as an artist and producer and sharing her musical journey with others through TikTok. She released her self-produced debut single, “Feelings,” in October 2021 and is now on her 3rd song of 2022 with “Best Life.”
Enlisting the help of 3x Juno Award-nominated songwriter, Rachel Suter, and producing the single by herself, Nette continues her advocacy for women in the industry with “Best Life,” as well as her hallmark desire to remain transparent in her work. By focusing on social media in the track, she creates something that is instantly relatable to so many in her current audience as well as those who are now new fans. Choosing an upbeat pop production, Nette keeps the energy at a fun level as she dives into the personal struggles she feels with social media and how she tries to keep up with seeing how others on her feed are doing better than she is. Weaving in pop culture references in lines like “Fakin’ like I’m flossing like Kylie, feeling like I’m Hannah Montana Miley” and “Flexin’ like I’m ballin’ in Cabo, when my broke ass can’t afford an avocado,” Nette crafts a very catchy tune that flips the script on what we see on social media to the reality that lies underneath the filtered photos. The highly addictive hook will likely be stuck in your head even after the first listen.