Better Off, Cory Marks’s second single, is a rocking, countrified reflection on love not-quite-lost. The break-up ballad is about the bittersweet moment of parting ways with a toxic person in your life for your own happiness, even though it’s hard to let them go.
Full of autobiographical storytelling, guitar-driven anthems, drinking songs, and break-up ballads, Cory’s songs are rooted in the influence of his home town, where he grew up surrounded by the salt-of-the-earth residents of North Bay, Ontario where he began playing drums at ten years old. Whenever he wasn't banging along to songs by Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, and Rush, he was listening to his parents’ country records, developing a deep appreciation for outlaws like Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. The two genres, classic country and amped-up rock, joined forces in Cory’s own music, earning him a string of gigs with heavyweights like Toby Keith and Brantley Gilbert.
Cory is a “salt-of-the-earth” whiskey-drinking, jeans and t-shirt guy, who, in addition to being a multi-instrumentalist, is passionate about hockey and aviation.