Queer musical talent Zee Machine combines forces with New York based singer-songwriter Atrel on newly released pop anthem Better Off. The track centres on two people in a relationship agreeing that they are both better off with somebody else.
Zee Machine and Atrel’s smooth vocals have a warm, soulful quality bringing a sense of optimism and hope to a track that tackles a traditionally sombre theme. The musical talents turn this into an upbeat pop anthem with the support of slick, buoyant electronic production from Dean Woodson and Moises Zulaica. Lyrically the track shines with the quietly powerful lyric “When did it get so easy to leave me?” and an infectious chorus of “Whenever you’re with somebody else, somebody else
I can finally feel like myself, feel like myself.”
The handsome Zee Machine notes: “This song came from a last minute bedroom co-write back in late 2018 with no real direction and blossomed into the song of mine that I have probably listened to the most.”
Zee Machine is the stage name of Joe Bissell – a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who centres his shows and musical output around the struggles facing the LGBTQ+ community. His most recent tracks include 2020’s Honeydew and Stealing Candy.
Connect with Zee Machine here. Stream Better Off above.