“Better Off Without was written at the recent end of Chinouriri’s five-year relationship with her first boyfriend, and the songs came together as a way to reflect, balancing the highs and lows of her new outlook,” reads a press release.
Chinouriri explained, “When you’re together five years, you almost think you’re going to get married at some point. People would make jokes; ‘never break up, or she’ll write about you.’ I didn’t think I would, but nope — it’s literally all about him, breaking up and realizing that you can be more positive by yourself.”
“Happy Ending” is a great song, which offers hope at the end of the heartbreaking journey. Sweet, catchy and entirely relatable. There are experimental indie pop elements in there, and it all works beautifully.
“Over the four or five years I’ve been in the industry, I’ve definitely wandered away from my indie roots, trying to fit in or be cooler or more experimental,” Chinouriri said. “But then I was just kind of like, indie is what I love. Why don’t I just go back?”
Rachel Chinouriri has Her Happy Ending: Rachel Chinouriri’s Better Off Without EP and “Happy Ending” video are out now.