Nearly a week after Rich Cronin died of leukemia, the LFO singer's final song, "It Only Gets Better," has been released by New York radio station Z100. Recorded last year after a brief LFO reunion tour, the upbeat tune is reminiscent of the boy band's past hits "Summer Girls" and "Girl On TV," but the lyrics discuss Cronin's health struggles and how they altered his view of the world.
"I was obsessed with this chase for wealth/'Til the doctor said, 'Rich, it's about your health. Your blood's messed up, it don't look good./I couldn't stop time, but I wished I could," Cronin sings over acoustic chords and soft percussion. The singer later reflects on "pushing tears out of my bloodshot eyes" and how he wants to "find an out from this endless pain," but the song concludes on a positive note, with Cronin "sitting on a cloud" and seeing "a better place."