A mere three months after releasing her sophomore EP Living, New York native Kelsey Byrne, better known as VÉRITÉ, has blessed us with another new song, her jealousy-ridden pop single, “Somebody Else” — and it arrives just in time to soundtrack her fall tour.
The single feels like natural progression of the singer/songwriter’s pop-forward musical style. In true VÉRITÉ fashion, the song starts out slow, simple, and begins to build before transitioning to a beat carried by her sharp lyrics; you can’t help but bob your head along. The angsty romantic sings about a former lover she’s having trouble getting over, offering up “I don’t want your body/But I hate to think about you with somebody else” as the beats and synths slash and crash around her.
“I’m not too keen on covers, but every once in a while they fall into place,” she writes on Instagram. “It’s nice to take a break from burying myself in my music and writing for a minute and experiment with something new. I am a big fan of The 1975’s vision, aesthetic and how effective their writing is. ‘Somebody Else’ is so simple, relatable and well written. I really wanted to take it into my world and reinterpret it a bit.”
VÉRITÉ is no stranger to revealing her true feelings in her music, and this is no exception. She’ll be in Boston next month, as her fall tour with Marian Hill and SHAED hits Royale on October 11. In the meantime, grace your ears with “Somebody Else” via Spotify.