GEO – Better (feat. Gabriela Francesca & Rex Mac)
WOW – Better by GEO is one of the more beautiful, neo-soul I’ve heard in a while from a sampling and vocal perspective . With various jazz samples, soulful vocals from GEO’s girlfriend, Gabriela Francesca, and a nice contrasting hip-hop verse from Rex Mac, this song is nicely balanced. The narrative is fluid amidst the sharp samples. There is a good amount of anticipation at the beginning, then when Gabriela’s voice comes in, I was hooked. The drum production is great, and the dance between vocals and instrumentation is as smooth as the jazz samples.
Better is an ode to unconditional love. GEO is a truck driver and producer from Los Angeles. He was having some difficult times financially, making him feel guilty about providing for his significant other, Gabriela. He simply wanted to be better, not only for himself, but for the love of his life. No matter his troubles, though, your true love should love you through it. That’s the beauty of unconditional love.
Rex Mac is a rapper from Boston. GEO grew up near Rex, so having his girlfriend and lifelong friend on this track really make this piece of work special to GEO.