Purity Ring Channels Alice Deejay on "Better Off Alone"

Covering the Dutch Eurodance-pop project’s iconic ’90s hit.

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After delivering their third studio album Womb, Canadian electro-pop duo Purity Ring has returned with their take on Alice Deejay’s iconic single “Better Off Alone.” Alice Deejay is a Dutch Eurodance-pop project founded and produced by Wessel van Diepen, Dennis van den Driesschen, Sebastiaan Molijn and Eelke Kalberg (Pronti & Kalmani) that saw worldwide success with the 1998 release of “Better Off Alone.”

In a statement, Purity Ring noted, “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.” The group reinterpreted the ’90s dance track in its own sonic sensibility defined by tones of synth-pop, dream pop, trip-hop and witch house. Ringing synth sounds and percussive loops frame the cover carried by vocalist Megan James’ delivery of the familiar lines of “Better Off Alone”.

Stream Purity Ring’s “Better Off Alone” below and watch the music video for the track above.

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