Listen: Manchester’s Better Joy Share New Single ‘Dead Plants’

Following up the release of their pensive debut single, ‘Hard to Love’, ‘Dead Plants’ is the latest release by the emotive Better Joy. Confronting the inevitable demise of a relationship, the track’s catchy riff blends into vocalist Bria Keely’s blunt thoughts towards the hypothetical lover. 

The chorus is greeted with distorted guitars mixing into a steady drumbeat, as the brutally honest line “I love you, but you make it hard to like you” is repeatedly delivered. The strategic use of guitar allows each devastating blow to sit with the listener, as the upbeat instrumental acts as a great juxtaposition – creating the perfect blend of captivation and revelation. 

‘Dead Plants’ is the perfect exploration of the grief felt at the end of a relationship, backed by innovative instrumentals and vulnerable vocalisation. The track acts as the realisation of complicated love, but is accompanied with a sense of hopefulness for future romances.

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