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Jack Garratt unveils vibrant new banger "Better"

Jack Garratt unveils vibrant new banger "Better"

21 April 2020, 12:03 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Jack Garratt is back with new banger "Better", "Get In My Way", and "Mend A Heart", all lifted from his forthcoming second album Love, Death & Dancing.

"Better" is the lead single from Garratt's second bundle of releases, and arrives with "Get In My Way" and "Mend A Heart".

Garratt says of his new cut, ""Better" is a dance song about the end of times. It’s a song about the claustrophobia some of us feel when confronted by daily reminders of how a change outside of our control is coming, and how we force ourselves into repetitive sequences of familiarity and nostalgia to feel safe again. It’s a distracting fable about self-awareness and futile escapism."

The trio of singles arrives after Garratt's February drop, which included lead single "Time", as well as "Mara" and "Return Them To The One".

Love, Death & Dancing will follow on from Garratt's 2016 debut Phase. The new LP is produced by Jacknife Lee and James Flannigan. Garratt says of working with them, "They were incredible and really helped me in terms of getting my groove back, my confidence. Jacknife challenged me from a position of respect. He liked Phase, and was open to the issues with it."

He says of his forthcoming LP, "The album was written from the point of view of someone who has a functioning sadness, who has had his day-to-day depressions and anxieties that have influenced the decisions he’s made. The album is about that functionality, that day-to-day battle, conversation, tug of war. We’re making a film at the moment, to go with the whole album. The premise of it is that it’s me in the back rooms of my mental health, on my own, interpreting the album. The one thing it needs to do is for the very last shot to be exactly the same as the opening shot. Because this battle in my head is cyclical, infinite; it’s a line of consistency, a time loop that’s just going round and round and round."

"Better", "Get In My Way" and "Mend A Heart" are all out now. Jack Garratt's Love, Death & Dancing album is due to land on 12 June via Island Records, and is available to pre-order now.
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