Starting with a stripped back 70s singer/songwriter style deeply reminiscent of James Taylor, before lush American instrumentation sweeps in to offer a more contemporary spin, ‘Better Life With You’ simply radiates charm in everything it does. This latest track from songwriter and artist Dylan Aiello is a timeless break-up ballad, that is kept from being bogged down by the dejected nostalgia that comes with the collapse of a relationship, thanks to its heartwarming melodies. The accompanying video really adds to the storytelling and is so beautifully shot, albeit in an understated way. The way each section is lit and framed is impeccable and the gorgeous stop-motion animation interwoven into the middle is a great touch. ‘Better Life With Me’ displays a dash of that slick pop sheen while still showing plenty of heart and authenticity, getting that ever elusive balance just right.