XIII, rising Australian singer/songwriter Kaity Dunstan, better known as Cloves, now makes her eagerly-awaited return today with her bluesy new single called "Better Now", which also serves as the first taste of her upcoming debut album due out next year. The track, which she says is about "feeling misunderstood and claustrophobic in a relationship", was written in a single day in London back in February of this year alongside longtime writing partner Justin Parker, who is perhaps best known for his work with other female singer-songwriters such as Banks, Lana Del Rey and Bat for Lashes.
Delving deeper into the song meaning, Cloves explains:
"I swear that I'm better now is written almost sarcastically, to move the conversation on. I had given up trying to talk about how I was feeling and instead started distancing myself. The lyrics touch on the internal conflict I was having about weighing up if a long term relationship was still working; the back and forth between obligation to someone and the desire to be alone."
Listen to "Better Now" below.
Premiere via The Line of Best Fit.
"Better Now" will be released on November 18th.