Seven-piece outfit Augusta debuted on Toronto’s rock scene last year with the release of their debut single, “Little Birds.” Officially added to Sportsnet’s rotation, you can hear “Little Birds” weekly on the channel’s Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts. The group have since been hard at work on their debut EP, and are excited to share another offering.
“Better Off” was written during Augusta’s first band retreat. Leading members Joe Dent, Zach Stuckey and August Jones went to the latter’s cottage to write music from scratch together for the first time. This is the first of four songs to be released from that session. It is also the first song to be released that was recorded from start to finish in August’s bedroom.
Written to be an anthem, “Better Off” hears the band add strings to their musical repertoire and features a whole group of their talented friends singing on the chorus.