Single Review: Better Than I Used To Be By Tyler Meacham
Tyler Meacham does not miss. Truly.
Friday marked the release of her new single, “Better Than I Used To Be,” and it’s the latest in a string of songs (see also “No Running Away,” “Unknowing,” and “Nothing Is Easy“) characterized by otherworldly consistency and command of the indie pop form.
I had the good fortune of chatting with Meacham for Style Weekly‘s annual music issue earlier this year. That article started with a note about how pop music finds a way of distilling complex emotional experiences into something that feels universal — so we can transform our idiosyncratic internality into evocative, external opportunities to connect. It’s a big part of what makes pop so important and enduring.
“Better Than I Used To Be” is full of that magic, turning doubt into a declarative chorus that’s destined to quell the self-critic inside anyone fortunate enough to give the song a listen. I can say from experience that it has the power to stop a bad day in its tracks. Regardless of how your day is going, it’ll improve once you hit the play button below.
You can catch Tyler Meacham live in concert next on Friday, September 3rd at Courthouse Creek Cider in Maidens, VA (click here for show information). After that, her next show in Richmond will be for the Richmond Internationall Film Festival on Wednesday, September 8th (click here for show information).