Two greats, Huey Mack and newcomer COTIS, have teamed up to put out “Never Been Good On My Own,” a soulful single relaying themes of love, loss, and self-doubt. This one’s for the guys (and girls) who are down bad. And even if you’re not, you’re going to feel like you are. Mack and COTIS capture the bittersweet nostalgia of a waning relationship in a rare way that many artists attempt to emulate. Simple yet somber, each subtlety is expertly placed-- from the mellow production to the poignant lyricism.
“I wish you would leave me alone… but I’ve never been good on my own.”
If that line doesn’t hurt, I don’t know what will. It’s catchy, it’s vulnerable, it’s been on repeat for the past 48 hours. And I don’t know whether to dance or grab a box of tissues. This iconic duo gave us the single of 2021 that we never knew we needed, but we’re so glad it’s here.
Stream “Never Been Good Been On My Own” below.