Better Person is the musical project of Adam Byczkowski, a Berlin-based singer and ballad composer. His enigmatic stage presence is matched by his elusiveness as a recording artist: while he’s already toured Europe, North America and Asia with the wonderful TOPS, Timber Timbre, Alex Cameron, Molly Nilsson and as keyboard/guitarist with Sean Nicholas Savage, at six tracks “It’s Only You” from 2016 is his longest release, encompassing the critically acclaimed singles “Sentiment” and “I Wake Up Tired.” Better Person’s sonic touchstones – torch songs, Sade, Arthur Russell, synthed-up European and Japanese pop from the 70s and 80s, French and Italian movie soundtracks – are all unimpeachably romantic, there’s a more Romantic undercurrent of isolation that begins from the way his music is made – all recorded on a computer at home.
His latest release - “Zakochany Czlowiek” a single sang entirely in his native Polish tongue is an instant hit that cuts strong and deep with its earworm melody, moony synth hook, and dense Romantic aura. It's a reflection upon the fleeting nature of things experienced and then forgotten, fading memories of someone who has become no more than a spectral presence. “Here’s a man in eternal love”, he sings almost cold-heartedly, just before the chorus breaks into Roy Molloy’s (Alex Cameron) final sax solo.