Better Off Without You
by Becky Hill (featuring Shift K3Y)

Album: Single release only (2020)
Charted: 14

Songfacts®:

  • Becky Hill has a clear message for her ex with this floor filler.

    Now I'm better off without you
    And it's finally clear to see
    That the person I was missing
    It's not you, it's me


    Becky broke up with her boyfriend on February 14, 2019 after three years together. She said penning this self-love anthem proved to be some personal therapy. "Written about a break up of my own, 'Better Off Without You' was a song that I listened to over the course of 2019 that helped me through some really dark times."
  • Hill wrote her collaboration with Sigala, "Wish You Well," about the same breakup. She penned that song just a week after the split. Another Sigala collaboration. 2020's "Heaven On My Mind," is about there being light at the end of the tunnel following their break-up. By the time she released that song, Hill had got back together with her ex and they were sorting things out.
  • "Better Off Without You" is a collaboration with house producer Shift K3Y. The pair penned the song with another electronic producer, Blair Gormal, whose other credits include Alesso's "Somebody Needs (Someone Like You)." He has also ghosted productions for the likes of Kygo, Martin Garrix, and Dua Lipa.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

P.F. Sloan

P.F. SloanSongwriter Interviews

P.F. was a teenager writing hits and playing on tracks for Jan & Dean when he wrote a #1 hit that got him blackballed.

Eric Clapton

Eric ClaptonFact or Fiction

Did Eric Clapton really write "Cocaine" while on cocaine? This question and more in the Clapton edition of Fact or Fiction.

Five Rockers Who Rolled With The Devil

Five Rockers Who Rolled With The DevilSong Writing

Just how much did these monsters of rock dabble in the occult?

Is That Song Public Domain?

Is That Song Public Domain?Fact or Fiction

Are classic songs like "Over The Rainbow" and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in the public domain?

Tanita Tikaram

Tanita TikaramSongwriter Interviews

When she released her first album in 1988, Tanita became a UK singing sensation at age 19. She talks about her darkly sensual voice and quirky songwriting style.

Pam Tillis

Pam TillisSongwriter Interviews

The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.