Exactly one month after debuting “Hopeless Romantic,” the title track off her upcoming third album, today Michelle Branch is offering fans another new taste of the record with “Best You Ever.” Consequence Of Sound debuted the song yesterday. “Best You Ever” is a buzzing track that’s a bit more energetic than the first single. Though the title may suggest a positive empowerment anthem, the song is actually a vengeful breakup note. Check out “Best You Ever” below:
Consequence Of Sound recently interviewed Michelle about her new song and long-awaited album. You can read her answers about “Best You Ever” below:
Can you talk about “Best You Ever”? It seems to be about wanting an ex-lover to know he’s never going to do better than what he had with you. Is that a vengeful thing or a self-confidence boosting thing?
Ha! Maybe a bit of both? I think there’s always a feeling when you break up with someone where you want to say, “You have no idea how good you had it. You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.” I mean, who hasn’t felt that way?
What was the writing process of this particular song like?
I wrote this song with one of my close friends Amy Kuney and our friend Harlan Silverman. Amy was also going through a breakup and she said, “What if you wrote a letter to the person telling them that they’re making a huge mistake and one day they’re going to regret it?” So that’s how the song started.
Hopeless Romantic is available for pre-order from iTunes and Amazon now. The album comes out this April 7th, and as long as it doesn’t suffer the same fate as her previous two attempts, it will be the long-awaited return to pop rock that we’ve all been waiting for. Keep checking back here for all the latest Michelle Branch music news.