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Beartooth Cross Paths With HARDY On “The Better Me”

Beartooth have released their first-ever collaboration with another artist. It’s HARDY, and it’s on a track called “The Better Me“. It’s amazing how long it has taken for the band to invite somebody else to guest on a track. Though perhaps that has something to do with just how personal Beartooth’s music is to Caleb Shomo. Every record has been a journey into another area of his subconscious, dealing with his demons and pushing himself to the limit. The result is a discography of powerful admissions and guttural exorcisms. Though with their new album The Surface, the main emotions are ones of happiness and acceptance. So maybe that is the reason that this is the time they have welcomed somebody else into the frame. To share the joy that exudes from these songs.

SO, “The Better Me“. It is the epitome of good times captured inside an infectiously catchy pop-rock shell. Caleb and HARDY bounce off each other brilliantly, both putting their all into their affirmations. It serves as a reminder to take everything this life throws at us in our stride, be bigger and stronger and learn from it. As Summer draws to a close and the dark draws in, it’s the sort of energy we need to get us going. Be yourself, and don’t let anybody tell you how to do that, either.

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Caleb had this to say about what the track represents for him:

“There are times where we feel like there is a way better version of ourselves somewhere deep inside that we need to find and bring back to the forefront of our lives,” shares Shomo. “This song is about going through the things that brought me to that conclusion. Simply put, I made a choice to be a better me.”

Beartooth will release their new album, The Surface, on October 13 via Red Bull Records. It will also feature the triumphant “Doubt Me“, the shimmering “Sunshine!“, and the gigantic “Might Love Myself“. There’s also “Riptide” which kicks off this whole era back in 2022, and sounds a lot like this.

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