Just a little under a month since ODESZA’s grand return with “The Last Goodbye” featuring Bettye LaVette, the duo are back and surprising fans with their second album single, “Better Now” with MARO. All it took was “How about one more?” on Twitter for the fanbase to, once again, be roused from its slumber with yet another incredible single.
“Better Now” is new, sonically, for the Washington-duo, with elements similar to the likes of Digitalism, Glass Animals, or RAC.
“It’s funny because we tried so many different collaborations with vocalists in varying genres to try to find the right fit for this song when we first made it, but for whatever reason nothing felt right,” said the duo about the track. “We’ve been big fans of MARO’s and when we sent her a short handful of demos, this was the one she resonated with and we knew she was going to do something really special with it. Truthfully, you would have to ask MARO the meaning of this tune, but to us, ‘Better Now’ is about the realization that putting yourself out there is always worth it in the end.”
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