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Review: "Better" - dee holt

It's easy to fall into the trap of being a hard-core pessimist. When you constantly think things are going to turn out horribly, it's tempting to self-sabotage. You expect the worst from others. You get into relationships thinking they're going to fall apart, even before anything happens. You end up thinking you're better off alone. That's what dee holt's new single, "Better," is about. It's about that unconscious, self-sabotaging cycle thoughts like these create, thinking you're "better left behind."

dee holt delivers perfect alt-pop vibes with "Better." The guitar-driven background accompanies dee holt's moody vocals, creating a mysterious atmosphere. She delivers each line of the song with a crisp softness, adding to the gloomy feel of the song. The lyrics of "Better" reflect the bitter reality of self-sabotage. dee holt sings "Oh you're gonna leave a scar, break my heart feels like we’ll tear apart," reflecting the feeling that things will fall apart before anything really begins. Between the vocals, dark lyrics, and the background music, "Better" showcases a sultry sound that is reminiscent of Billie Eilish and Charlotte Lawrence. "Better" is an impressive follow-up to the single, "Sober," and signals more music that we can expect from the rising alt-pop star.

dee holt's love for music began at a young age. From singing along with her dad's guitar in VHS home videos to performing at family gatherings, she never thought it would turn into a career. That soon changed after dee holt formed a creative bond with a local producer, Benjamin Nadeau, and her first two singles landed on Spotify's LOREM playlist. Her momentum kept going and in 2022, she signed with Nettwerk Music Group. She released her EP, When I Close My Eyes, achieving millions of streams, numerous playlist covers, and amazing reviews. dee holt is currently in college, studying art and animation at her university. She designs all her own artwork and directs her own music videos, giving a full, authentic look into her creativity.

Written By Cheyenne Johnson



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