BEST NEW TRACK: LAUV - I LIKE ME BETTER

5/25/17
Lauv - I Like Me Better

Some of our favorite songs of today and yesterday weren't actually written by their credited performers. Sia wrote Beyonce's classic "Rise Up" and Lady Gaga wrote Britney Spears' "Elevator" before they stepped into the spotlight themselves. More recently, Lauv wrote Demi Lovato's current single "No Promises," but now he is evidently ready to continue to perform his own material—and we're so happy he is.

 

LAUV - I LIKE ME BETTER

Lauv's new release, "I Like Me Better," is just as catchy as we'd expect. It's his most uptempo of jams yet. He exchanges his usual breakup ballads for snaps and playful melodies about becoming a better version of himself thanks to a romantic relationship with a chorus that repeats: "I like me better when I'm with you." It's the kind of relationship that makes you keeps warm in the big city and makes you forget you need sleep.

The song is a neat package of expert arrangements and sweet storytelling and its all quite simple, but in the best way possible. What we mean is that We Are: The Guard can presume that this is meant to be a song you can sing along to, to put you in high spirits, and the tune achieves just that.