Not every break-up is sad, so why should every break-up song be? It's a simple question, but it's what makes the bright new single from Florida pop voice Emily Vaughn stand out like a beaming smile among a crowd of tear-jerking ballads; her new anthem "Better Off" makes dumping your BF or GF sound like the kindest, most uplifting thing you can do.
“The song is built around an idea that l think most people (myself included) have experienced—simply loving someone unconditionally, but knowing they're not the right fit for you," Vaughn told The FADER over email. "I hope this song encourages every listener that is feeling trapped in a negative relationship, that they are not alone. Something better is coming." Over a summery, handclap beat and soft vocal echoes, the 20 year-old singer breaks it down simple, and oh so gently: we might be better off without each other.