words: Michael Brooks
In the video for "(You're Better) Than Ever" from LA rockers illuminati hotties, songwriter Sarah Tudzin celebrates the mundane. The hazy visuals match the songs lighthearted vibe as Tudzin skates past group after group of lovable oddballs, each one more charming than the last. Kat Bingley's delightful animation adds the vibrancy and playfulness of the lyrics to the video, producing a charming glimpse at a beautiful day in California. The track itself, bolstered with fuzzy guitars and background ahhs, showcases Tudzin's capacity to write a sun-drenched hook. Lines like "all day long I waited for my phone to ring / I counted every glow star on my ceiling" flawlessly encapsulate the feeling of being young and in love. Check out Illuminati Hotties debut LP when it’s released later this summer.