PREMIERE: Never Better Release New Single “Light it Up”

Newly formed heavy rock outfit Never Better slow things down with the release of their new single “Light It Up.” Spacious and melodic verses serve as a contemplative reprieve between arena-ready chant choruses in the song, which itself often offers a breath-catching moment in the bands heavy, cathartic live performances.

Bassist/Vocalist DJ Edwards notes “[Light It Up] quickly became a favorite during our live performances, people always grab their friends and slow dance.” Which is a stark contrast between the mosh inducing vibes seen in the bands heavier numbers.

Backed by a sonic landscape reminiscent of cult favorites like New Order and The Cure, Edwards assumes the voice of an old whiskey drinker, rolling his eyes at the naive and pretentious conversations of liberal arts students who plague dive bars with philosophical conversations… some of us are trying to drink here. But rather than stop there, the narrator challenges the students’ nihilistic ideology with a sarcastic tone that culminates in the song’s chorus and calls to action:

“Light it up, light it up, like theres nobody there

Live it up, live it up, like nobody would care

No one does, no one does, it’s so simple and sweet

So light it up, light it up, ‘til you’re feeling the heat”

In addition to energetic live performances, Never Better selects specific studios at which they record each song to achieve the desired aura, a practice often reserved for tenured bands with exorbitant budgets. The band is also known for its proficiency in visual arts. Often taking the form of custom videos and imagery, the visual elements expand the creative universe of the band beyond musical confines. It is this commitment to cultivating a complete experience that is perhaps best embodied in “Light it Up,” – even if you think nothing matters, that doesn’t mean you should stop striving to create.

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