“You’re Good But I’m Better” may be Kill J’s best song yet, and that’s really saying something. The Danish artist got her start in 2013 with the massive “Phoenix” and has been riding the waves of hype ever since, and living up to every swell: Her follow-ups to that included the cavernous “Cold Stone,” a sweeping extended release called “You Have Another Lover,” and this summer’s piercing “Propaganda.” But “You’re Good” is the cleanest she’s ever sounded, and most potent she’s ever felt. It features pretty much anything you could ever ask for in a pop song: effervescent twinkles, the feeling of submergence. Kill J is on one here, crying for attention while also questioning why she even has to cry in the first place to get it, sneering at one point: “Do I have to slit my fucking wrist to get an answer out of you?” “You’re good but I’m better!” she shouts as her voice is pulled apart in the chorus. It’s what the kids would call a hot track. Listen below.
Here’s what she had to say about the track:
I wanted to tell you for so long. You´re so fucking perfect. I finally found the courage in a bottle… But my admiration and infatuation turned into envy and bitterness. I love you, and I hate you for not loving me back.
You´re Good But I´m Better is about the crush that went stale and toxic. About the bitter cocktail made up of sexual frustration, feeling invisible, lovesickness and alcohol.
“You’re Good But I’m Better” is out 10/16 via No3.