Pick Yourself Up and Move On to “Better Days”
“Better Days” written and produced by Tommi English released on August 19th, 2022, and bathes in a happy and hopeful type of revelation. It realizes that these past few years have not been the greatest, something basically everyone can relate to, and focuses heavily on the message of picking yourself up and moving on to a brighter future. English himself is a British alternative artist, and “Better Days” follows his previously released singles “Focus” and “Breathe.”
“Good music is just GOOD MUSIC. I like to separate things more into vibes. We go through many emotions daily and music helps support that feeling, sometimes to heal or sometimes just to vent it all out through some heavy tunes!”
“Better Days” can perfectly be described as comforting, warm and encouraging. Providing a blend of a heavy base combined with a lighter acoustic guitar, as well as complete smoothness in vocal performance, the track emotionally picks up its audience with ease, reminding them that all is well and hope can be found in paths ahead. A line that is quite substantial, and one that is spoken rather early on, is “can’t let reality be the only one holding my hope,” suggesting that even if times are tough, solace is found in places outside of the everyday, and that every little thing sparking joy can and should be appreciated.
Also, sticking around to the halfway point of the song is highly encouraged, as a triumphant horn solo presents itself, skyrocketing the good vibes even further and cementing the song as both meaningful in message and unique in its delivery. Overall, what you want to become can only arrive with prevalence, and “Better Days” is the perfect vessel for such a worthwhile lesson.
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