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Purity Ring pays tribute to Alice Deejay's Eurodance classic, "Better Off Alone"

After surprising fans with their third studio album, WOMB, in April, Purity Ring is back with an enticing cover of Alice Deejay's '90s dance classic, "Better Off Alone."

Accompanying the release is an eccentric music video directed by Andrew Barchilon. The video features Megan James dancing in the background while an alien roams until both entities acknowledge each other's presence. With finely tuned angelic vocals and the duo's signature lo-fi electronic ambiance, Purity Ring's cover is a fitting rendition for today's avant-garde taste.

The original release of "Better Off Alone" in 1998 achieved global success as one of the catchiest and most recognizable songs in Eurodance-pop. The project was founded and produced by Wessel van Diepen, Dennis van den Driesschen, Sebastiaan Molijn, and Eelke Kalberg. Notably, Molijn and Kalberg are former members of Dash Berlin.

Reflecting on their decision to cover the song, Megan James and Corin Roddick of Purity Ring said, “We have wanted to cover this song for years and it felt like it was time. It’s been an influence on how we write and feel music since the beginning, and so for all the ways that joy and longing move, the truth is out there.”