Perth’s Ukiyo takes another confident stride towards the release of his debut album with his latest single ‘Make It Better’.
We’ve been swooning over the producer’s releases throughout the year, including previous single ‘In The Middle’, which dropped last month.
That track featured a guest appearance by Sydney vocalist Panama.
This time around, however, he’s harnessed the equally amazing talents of a couple of other homegrown superstars to help craft a song that hits very close to home.
“This song is all about personal struggles, so it means completely different things to Bajillionaire, Brewer and myself who wrote it,” Ukiyo (real name Tim Arnott) explains.
“For me, this song is about anxiety, which is something that I’ve always struggled with but only really started taking seriously very recently.
“(The track) was originally called ‘Don’t Forget To Breathe’ in its demo form. I wanted to turn my feelings of anxiety into something beautiful, with the building, whirling synths in the verses representing how I feel in the moment and the chorus recreating the feeling of getting through it.
“I recently started taking medication to help with the anxiety and I’ve found myself blasting this song in the car ever since. It feels good to finally have a lot more days feeling like the chorus section.”
Honest, fresh and oh so good.
Roll on November 13 for the release of the album.