Two weeks ago, Michelle Branch shared her second Hopeless Romantic track, “Best You Ever”. It followed “Hopeless Romantic,” the title track off her highly anticipated (and long overdue) third studio album, out April 7th. Today, fans can enjoy a music video for “Best You Ever”. Michelle describes the song as the album’s first official single. It’s also the classic breakup song we’ve come to expect from Michelle.
In line with the image this era, the “Best You Ever” music video is all in black and white. Michelle plays guitar, sings, and grooves to the music in the studio video. The video doesn’t take a literal narrative of the lyrics, instead focusing on Michelle’s pop rock comeback. It boasts lovely visuals, including a mirrored effect on Michelle in some scenes. Watch it below:
Consequence Of Sound recently interviewed Michelle about her new song and long-awaited album. You can read her answers about “Best You Ever” below:
Can you talk about “Best You Ever”? It seems to be about wanting an ex-lover to know he’s never going to do better than what he had with you. Is that a vengeful thing or a self-confidence boosting thing?
Ha! Maybe a bit of both? I think there’s always a feeling when you break up with someone where you want to say, “You have no idea how good you had it. You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.” I mean, who hasn’t felt that way?
What was the writing process of this particular song like?
I wrote this song with one of my close friends Amy Kuney and our friend Harlan Silverman. Amy was also going through a breakup and she said, “What if you wrote a letter to the person telling them that they’re making a huge mistake and one day they’re going to regret it?” So that’s how the song started.
Head over to Consequence Of Sound to read the whole interview about the new album.
Hopeless Romantic is available for pre-order from iTunes and Amazon now. The album comes out this April 7th and will include 14 new songs. Michelle will also embark on a tour after the album’s release. Stay tuned for dates around Europe and North America. Keep checking back here for all the latest Michelle Branch music news.