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Electronic / USA / mp3

Laveda - Better Now

. 2 min read . Written by Krister Axel
Laveda - Better Now

We have written about Laveda before. Better Now, their latest, is a sonic venture into uncharted territory, that combines a dark indie-pop love affair with electronic elements and an industrial sort of melancholy.

Drawing heavily from 90s shoegaze and experimental rock, Laveda was formed in the summer of 2017, evolving quickly from references of folk and pop into a luscious and complex listening experience. Better Now carries a cinematic feel, and touches on the elevated stress levels felt by a generation raised under the threat of climate change: in a post-apocalyptic world, we explore a new kind of humanity.

Laveda, the songwriting and production duo of Ali Genevich and Jake Brooks, has become much more than a bedroom recording project in just 2 short years. They are riding the wave of a popular resurgence in the sound of synth-pop from bands like Deerhunter, Beach House, and others, while adding their shoegaze-adjacent hint of existential darkness.

Find me a neverland
Where we see no end
Hold me and my hand
Sleep still while I can
Find us a neverland

We’re in it too deep
No lies to unwind
Had to leave those broken times
Things were far from right
But they’re better now

Remember that day
It all turned to grey
And now there’s never going back
Sometimes I can’t pretend
That I’m better now

She was 17 when she looked at me
I doubt she knew what she was in for

Find me a neverland
Where we see no end

We’re in it too deep
No lies to unwind
Knowing that she’ll never come back
What’s buried in the ground
Can’t be better now

She was 17 when she looked at me
I doubt she knew what she was in for
She was 17 when she looked at me - oh no
I doubt she knew what she was in for
I doubt she knew what she was in for

words and music by Laveda

Produced & Recorded by Dylan Sky
Mixed by Jason Finkel
Mastered by John Greenham

This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.