Review: "Better Without Me" - Carley Varley
A lot of us have gone through a break-up with our best friend. Sometimes that hurts even more than losing a romantic relationship. This is the one person in our lives that we are supposed to trust; that we could talk to about anything. 'Better Without Me' by Carley Varley is about that confusion and pain when someone who is supposed to be your friend, turns out to not be exactly who you thought they were. Just like that, the person you expected to always be there for is gone.
Carley gives me a mixture of Paramore and Taylor Swift with her incredible songwriting and Pop Punk / Rock vibes. The lyrics in this song are written with every fiber of Carley's being, and you can tell. Her raw and emotional vocals help us picture in our minds the hurt that was felt during this falling out with a friend. The instrumentation has a classic, early 2000s nostalgia sound to it. It's ear-pleasing and fantastically detailed with notes that give you chills.
Carley Varley is an artist from South West UK. Previously identifying as a pop artist, she now feels her sound is a more alternative - taking a personal approach in creating a sound that is only hers. Inspired by bands like Linkin Park, Paramore, Avril Lavigne and Evanescence, Carley has taken the sound she's always loved and made it her own. She majorly enjoys performing live and has been a musician since the age of 14. Many of her songs, including 'Better Without Me', has been featured on the well-known BBC Introducing. Keep an eye-out because there's more music from Carley to come!
Written By Kaitlyn Nicole