Singled Out: Innerpartysystem's Not Getting Any Better
The song "Not Getting Any Better" started with a simple beat that was created on the road with a vocal sample repeating "it's not getting any better". Post tour, we brought the beat into our home studio and began turning it into what it is now. This song went through so many changes and different versions. Initially it was going to be split into two separate tracks, but we felt the movement of the whole piece is a direct correlation between the drawn out, overly dramatic emotion of the subject at hand.
The song is mainly about a relationship but deals with the idea of not being able to come to grips with anything that comes to a bitter end in life, to the extent where you refuse to accept that it even happened. There are certain things that we can't let go, certain things that get engrained in ourselves that you can't shake. It is said that time heals everything but the recovery process can be an arduous one. The song touches on treating a lost relationship or lost love almost as an addiction you can't cope with - lack of sleep, friends voicing their concern, becoming so overwrought with it that it's literally destroying you.
Throughout the track, it progresses and get's more and more intense until the crushing end. Just as it would if you were trying to wean yourself off of any vice you might have. Sometimes, in accepting the fact that it's over, you might feel that it's not getting any better. However, on the upside, you will learn a lot about yourself and your emotions on the journey of letting it go.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!