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Betty Who Raises the Power Pop Bar
When it comes to quality power synthpop music, there are a few must-haves: a catchy beat and hook, high production values and -- perhaps most importantly -- a perfect, dream-like voice that is familiar to casual listeners, yet wholly unique to true fans. Australian singer-songwriter Betty Who, who is already being anointed as "The Next Big Thing," checks all three of these boxes and is poised to take centre stage on international soft drink commercials and sporting event half-time shows with spunky pop songs about hopeless romance.
Promoting her first full album through RCA records since it's release in early October will take Betty Who criss-crossing across the United States and Canada over the next month, from the various House of Blues locations in Chicago and Southern California to the infamous Fillmore in San Francisco. Then it's back to her home country to open for Katy Perry on the Down Under tour, travelling from Perth to Brisbane and making Betty Who tickets one of the hottest commodities in the Earth's southern hemisphere.
Newham met her producer while attending the world-renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. Unlike many young pop stars before her, Betty Who -- aka Jessica Anne Newham -- is classically trained, having moved to the states as a teenager to study at the Interlochen Centre for the Arts in Michigan, whose famous musical alumni include the likes of Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright and Josh Groban.
Betty Who doesn't break new ground in her music but rather combines various elements of her power pop female vocal forebears. The yearning of Adele, the punky style of Pink, the flippant sexiness of Madonna are all nodded to in each of her songs, as is the more recent and modern disco pep, reminiscent of current synthpop princess Robyn. Betty Who is familiar yet new all at once, making it as unique a musical offering as you will find in today's over-saturated pop music market.
In the age of free downloads, Betty Who's debut single "Somebody Loves You" is the optimal example of how that strategy can work to an artist's advantage in an increasingly fractured music industry. Premiered by official Grammy blogger Arjan Writes at the end of November 2012, the song became a critical darling over the course of 2013, along with it's widely spread music video. By March of 2014, "Somebody Loves You" hit the top of Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart.
With the success of giving her music away for free, Betty Who's first EP The Movement followed the same strategy and led to her signing with RCA records five months after its release. Over that summer, songs off the album received rave reviews from critics in major publications and music blogs alike. The single "Somebody Loves You" was featured in a flash mob marriage proposal, which garnered 11 million hits on YouTube. Her second EP Slow Dancing, released in the spring of 2014, rose to the No. 1 spot on the iTunes pop music charts.
Unlike many of her pop contemporaries, the classically trained Betty Who doesn't lean as much on the production of the show as she does on her own finely crafted musical talents. She'll obviously inundate the crowd with her sometimes spunky, sometimes anthemic vocal range, yet also whip out a guitar for a more personal ballad and change of pace. With that type of variety, a Betty Who show is more than your pop dance party but a concert you'll remember and relish well into the future.
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