Futuristic Polar Bears

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British duo Futuristic Polar Bears introduces a melodic house treasure, "Better Than This," featuring vocals from Franky.

Following their prior releases "I Can't Do It" and "You & Me," Rhys and Fran create a swanky house vibe with a thumping bassline. Franky's glossy tones inject the track with the carefree energy that earned Futuristic Polar Bears performances at the world's hottest clubs: Octagon in Seoul, Zouk Singapore, and Ibiza's UshuaÏa, along with Ministry of Sound, Amnesia, Marquee, Myst, among other top venues.

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Written specifically for his fans, Jaehn uses "Close Your Eyes" as an opportunity to address mental health, and at the end of the song, he can be heard asking his fans, "How are you doing? I hope you're well." This track is the last of the year from Jaehn and the latest in a slew of releases to dissect and spread awareness on mental health issues. Jaehn, who co-wrote the track alongside Miss Li, is in the middle of a creative journey.

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