DERMOT KENNEDY has released a brand new version of top 20 single ‘BETTER DAYS’ featuring Grammy Nominated hip hop duo EARTHGANG. Listen now.
The original version of ‘Better Days’ was co-written by Dermot and Grammy-nominated Scott Harris (Shawn Mendes), ROMANS (Lewis Capaldi, Khalid), Daniel Nigro (Olivia Rodrigo ‘drivers licence) and previous collaborator Carey Willetts, with production by Nigro. Since its release it has amassed over 100 million streams, has trended on TikTok with over 250,000 creates on the platform and the official music video, directed by Paul Gore (Jennifer Lopez, Massive Attack), has over 8 million views; watch it HERE. EARTHGANG add their own unique touches to the track; their Atlanta drawl working against Dermot’s smooth Irish vocal to create a more global sounding version of the track – a new take on a fan favourite.
On the track Dermot said; “I’m so honoured to have EARTHGANG feature on ‘Better Days’. We met in LA a while back and started talking about doing something together, and when they sent me the first pass of their verse and I immediately loved it. They brought a new energy to the song but kept the same message of battling through adversity. I’m so glad they’re part of this song.”
EARTHGANG followed up with; “Dermot is an amazing guy and this is a beautiful record. Music inspires hope, and people are in need of something to hope for these days.”
Dermot is also one of three acts to perform alongside Dua Lipa as part of the Truly Finale event with EARTHGANG and Korean singer/DJ/producer Yaeji. The event will go out live via hard seltzer brand’s Twitter on February 2nd and will then sit on YouTube for 24 hours after. Watch here.