Jacob Sartorius Reveals Surprise EP 'Better With You,' Shares Stories Behind Each Track: Exclusive


Just a number of days in the past, Jacob Sartorius teased a brand new observe referred to as "Better With You" for launch on Nov. 2, captioning a publish of the album paintings with "Start of one thing massive." Much to the joy of his followers, that one thing massive isn't only one tune — it's a whole EP.

The 16-year-old singer revealed at this time (Nov. 1) that he'll be dropping a brand new seven-song EP titled Better With You on Nov. 2, and he shared the story behind every observe solely with Billboard. The venture consists of Sartorius' beforehand launched tunes "Hooked On A Feeling" and "Up With It," each of which had been impressed by a real-life relationship that had the pop singer head over heels in love. In reality, love is what your complete EP is about, whether or not it's blissful or heartbreaking.

"Better With You" serves because the title observe for that motive, and although it's the third tune on the observe record, its wavy vibe and upbeat melody set the tone for your complete EP. Sartorius proves that regardless of the heartbreak a relationship can carry generally, there's nothing like being in love.

Ahead of the EP's launch, Sartorius revealed the inspiration behind every observe. Pre-order Better With You right here, and take a look at the tales behind the songs under.

"We’re Not Friends"

"We wrote this tune form of as a 'good friend zone' tune. It’s mainly about being in that place the place you need to be greater than mates with anyone, and also you’re simply accomplished listening to in regards to the different guys she’s been with or making an attempt to be with."

"Hooked On A Feeling"

"That feeling of being so shut with anyone can generally be too good to be true. I launched this observe earlier this yr and wished to maintain it on the venture as a result of I used to be in a particular place in my life once we launched this one."

"Better With You"

"I’m a fairly laid again man and don’t thoughts spending time alone, however this document to me is in regards to the positivity of a relationship and that feeling of eager to be with anyone since you really are your higher model of your self if you’re with that particular person. This can be the title observe on the EP and the melodies are my favourite on the venture!"


"I’m so over issues! It looks as if daily I’m operating into downside after downside however I believe that’s one thing all people runs into. I wished to unfold a common message by means of a catchy melody that everyone has issues even if you’re simply being your self and making an attempt to get together with everybody."


"I’d relatively break a woman's curfew than their coronary heart for certain. This tune was impressed by some moments the place I simply wished to spend 5 extra minutes with that particular person as a result of our time collectively was so particular. I additionally really feel like plenty of youngsters my age have some type of curfew so I felt like this was tremendous enjoyable and relatable to youngsters my age."

"Said No One Ever"

"Love hurts. I’ve handled heartbreak and it’s not simple. When you like anyone a lot and you’ll’t be with them it actually hurts. So we got here up with this message that mainly says, 'Yeah, proper — no one has ever stated love didn’t harm as a result of it hurts BAD at occasions.'"

"Up With It"

"This document is about being in love, and the video was actually enjoyable to make! Fun reality: one among my tour managers may be discovered taking part in drums within the music video. We did a guess on-set to resolve who was going to play the drums, and he was the one which misplaced. If you want me to sing at any weddings, hit me up."