Australian singer/songwriter Elizabeth Rose (a collaborator with country-mates Flight Facilities) has the sort of voice that lends itself well to synth-pop, conjuring some of todays more polished top-line vocalists, while also drawing up a bit of the soul that typifies past generations of house singers. On new solo single “The Good Life,” Rose grabs a skittering, warm beat (not unlike something Sam Smith might sing over) and invokes one of house’s time-honored topics, breaking away from someone or something limiting, whether lover, friend, or home. It’s on the hook that Rose digs down and exhibits her voice’s capacity for emotional evocation.

Watch the video for “The Good Life” below, which renders Rose’s struggle through the dull days and wanderings of a listless young boy.