SINGLE REVIEW: SLUMBERJACK feat. Lucy Lucy – Better Off 

Perth based duo SLUMBERJACK are laying down the foundations for their highly anticipated debut album ‘Dichtomy’, which is slated for a 21 January 2022 release. Following in the footsteps of recent singles ‘Not For You’ feat. Nicole Millar, ‘Poison’ feat. Sydnee Carter and ‘Memory’ feat. Tailor, they’ve explored their pop experimentation a little further for their new single ‘Better Off’. Teaming up with Sydney based singer-songwriter Lucy Lucy, who you may know as one of the vocalists from Yuma X, they’ve delivered one of their most pop inclined releases yet. 

Getting over someone isn’t the easiest thing to do. Especially when you’re a Pisces like me, so you end up just playing everything back from the relationship on repeat like a giant supercut. And that’s what they’ve reflected on through this beat heavy electronic track. It’s all about looking back and just seeing visions of these memories that you hold so close but know that you need to let go of. “Play it like a sad song on repeat. Every single word you said to me. Got you on a loop, and it never stops. I’m stuck in these moments of us” she sings during the anthemic hook. 

Contrasting the reflective and emotionally inclined lyrics with a slight trap infused beat, they give listeners distinct moments of light and shade in contrast of the chorus as they direct this introspective journey. Lucy Lucy’s vocals have a vocoder saturated over them which adds to the anthemic build up of production, and will have you imagining losing yourself to this song at a festival one day soon.