I’ll be perfectly honest, I’m ashamed to like a country/EDM crossover track as much as I like how the teaser for this one sounds, but I’ve gotta give “Something Better” by Audien featuring Lady Antebellum my seal of approval. It wasn’t all that long ago that we spoke with the trance/progressive house mastermind about his expert grasp of melody, and it’s seldom been more evident than it is in this track.
Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum trade off vocals against the backdrop of a simple piano roll before a powerful kick-snare combo elevates the ambience of the track. An ethereal progression of synth stacks following the uplift shoots out like sunbeams through a cloudy sky, carrying the listener on its back for an entire measure and a half before the preview abruptly ends, leaving them longing for more.
And speaking of which, there’s no word on when the official track will be released, but it will be available to those who follow Audien on Spotify when it comes out.
Will you be among those awaiting the official release of “Something Better?” Tell us why or why not in the comments.