Written by John R. Kennedy
Eager to prove they are not a one-hit wonder, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine on Friday released “Better Off.”
Unlike “Ain’t Easy” – the track that propelled them to platinum status thanks to CTV’s The Launch – the new single is their creation.
“We’re writers first,” Fine told iHeartRadio.ca this summer. “That’s the part of this that’s most important to us.”
Getting chosen to release a song written by OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder with Camila Cabello was a bit of a double-edged sword for the duo from the Ottawa region.
“There were a few comments along the lines of ‘They’re not real artists. They can just sing.’ We’re two of the least sensitive people you’ll probably meet,” Fine said, “but with that it’s like, OK I guess we’ll show them on the next single.”
In fact, Woods and Fine had dozens of songs of their own before The Launch.
“We could release an album tomorrow if we wanted to but there’s no huge rush,” Woods said. “We want to make sure that it’s done right.”
"Better Off" delivers a powerful message about moving on. Check it out below: