This new direction from Kill J is dope. Songwriter Julie Aagaard has been known to produce some slick icy pop (check out “Bullet” or “Phoenix”). The fresh offering in her latest single “You’re Good But I’m Better” is at once casual, yet more urgent, more confident.
Kill J is singing the whole verses in a chilled out, assured falsetto. Behind her are buzzing analogue bleeps and bloops. She sings at a pretty super human pitch. But it isn’t contrived. When sailing up on high, it isn’t done in an overblown, empty way, but as a service to the song. She is so smooth up there, functioning as a sort of musical transition, an instrument.
That pre-chorus is all jazzy-smooth sparkle; it wouldn’t sound out of place on Beyoncé’s much lauded self-titled LP. Before a literal sing-a-long chorus gets those catchy gang vocals going. The track expresses a sort of frustration at an unresponsive partner. Kill J throws salt into the wound by name calling in the chorus (“you dumb pussy”), before stating that she really loves them. It’s playful and smart, coming from one of the most relevant artists in the Danish music scene.
Listen to “You’re Good But I’m Better” on SoundCloud: