“Better” depicts two individuals going in and out of love in a tragic, difficult, but heartfelt way. The song depicts a young guy letting his fears erode a rapidly deteriorating relationship, in which he converses and reveals his inner thoughts and feelings to himself as a result of his own infidelity.
Diedrick mixes his silky and deep vocal tones throughout the song, producing a warm but gentle feeling, with a current contemporary R&B sound. On this impassioned record, producer, and composer J Warner’s great mastery of songwriting shows through. Working with Stormzy, SG Lewis, Snoh Aalegra, Mahalia, and Joy Crookes, the producer and Diedrick have developed a modern R&B hit ripe for covers and remixes. The complex soul is a constant in the formula of Diedrick’s rich tapestry, having grown up on a diet of musical influences ranging from Celine Dion and Mariah Carey to Mario and Usher.
The young musician uses a wonderful booming voice to portray the hard-hitting lyrics that tug at the emotions, making you feel related and understood.