Leeds-based newcomer, Jonas LR, today unveils his emotionally charged single, ‘Better Than This’. Released alongside a self-made video, the track is available to stream and download now.
‘Better Than This’, a debut of his new sound, is a deeply personal lo-fi record that grapples with the idea of death. After the tragic passing of Jonas’ two friends, he wanted to open up more of a dialogue around loss, using music and creativity to rid the topic of its taboo. Jonas explains, “The song’s about recognising the ephemerality of life and looking at your own mortality. It’s really easy to dilute yourself and make compromises as an artist, but you only live once so you may as well express yourself authentically before it’s all over.” The track comes at an especially poignant moment as the world feels a collective sense of grief from the Coronavirus pandemic.