Live In Color just dropped their new single and it is to swoon for. Half the band is family and the other half might as well be family. Their chemistry and cohesiveness are shown in their performance and production. A Better Me is a single that speaks about searching for oneself. The number is a welcomed guest like the first day of sunshine after a particularly chilly winter. The song transitions from a folk aesthetic to peppy-rock.
The track begins with a fast guitar strumming and the song balloons as it is pumped by soft drums and the bagpipe. The song erupts when he says “Let me go where my eyes can see, let me be who I want to be. Live my life like there aren’t no boundaries. Let me be a better me”. The song has an incredible fusion of sounds in the song. The song has a positive twist on being oneself, almost viewing it as an adventure to figure yourself out.
A film that comes to mind when we speak about figuring oneself out is Love, Simone. A queer film which centres around coming of age and having this looming secret. A Better Me feels like a song that could play a pivotal part in the film. Like when Simon battles his fears about coming out. It creates fear and anxiety but also hopes for a new journey, a journey about self-discovery.
A Better Me by Live in Color is a jack-in-a-box type of song. It leaps at you with this beaming ray of sunshine quality that you can’t help but embrace. Judging by this track, you know that the rest of their playlist must be a foot-tapping and addictive set of songs. Follow them and let’s see what other exciting track they’ll release!