Ty Trehern’s latest release, Dear Dichotomy, is out 23 October. The Mississippi-based singer-songwriter marries a variety of influences in his music, as exemplified on his new single, “Better Off”.
“Sometimes, we find ourselves in relationships that hold us back from things we want in our lives, whether it be a dream, a personal goal, a break from routine, or a sense of self,” he says. “This can be hard for someone to realize and deal with, especially when you still care about the other person and have to accept the fact that while you may still love them and want to be with them, there is a difference between wants and needs. ‘Better Off’ explores that difference by talking about coming to terms with the need to be alone and the process of communicating that with a significant other.”
It’s fitting that “Better Off” comes from an album entitled Dear Dichotomy. The track is a confluence of heavy, dark music and pop sensibilities: Some moments will appeal to fans of acoustic-driven neo-grunge, but the soaring vocals and radio-ready beats offer sweetness to the tune that makes it widely accessible.