JACK GARRATT, “Better”
In these strange times, “Better” by Jack Garratt contains an optimistic viewpoint that music fans need to hear. It’s culled from his second album Love, Death & Dancing, which is divided up into four parts. “Better” kicks off part two, and at times Jack’s vocal will remind you of label-mate Brandon Flowers; the energy level in the song could easily have taken cues from The Killers’ earlier releases. It all amounts to an infectious rocker, full of nifty guitar work and hooks which underscore Jack’s reassurances that “everything will work itself out”. And that’s a simple philosophy that needs to be bottled up and given away. Hearing it in “Better” though is a great start!