The popularity from her first EP, The Movement, has sent Australian-born popstar Betty Who soaring into her sophomore EP, Slow Dancing, which was released last week. Working again with producer Peter Thomas, and a little help from Ghost Beach, she has stunningly crafted the beauty that is Slow Dancing.
Both ambient and reminiscent of a time once past, Who’s pop tunes lure the listener in with her tasty hooks, and then proceeds to harpoon them in the feels. Her lyrics, sad or happy, are accompanied with the 80s backbeat that makes her stand out over all contemporary pop singers. Her voice reminds me of the haze on a summer morning — light, but clingy, giving her voice a body of its own.
Slow Dancing starts off strong with her single, “Heartbreak Dream”, which will have you bopping your head and flailing around in pure ecstasy, even though having somber lyrics. The guitar solo in “Alone Again” is very tasty. Who’s hooks are just pure genius, you’ll be listening to her tracks on repeat for a while, I assure you.
My favorite song is the only song on this EP that was written solely by Betty Who: “Silas”. It’s a slow, yet powerful love ballad. This song finishes off Slow Dancing on a very sorrowful, but epic note. Who’s vocals are stripped bare in “Silas”, and are a testament to just how amazing she is. Betty Who’s popularity is certainly on the rise, with her U.S. Tour and the release of Slow Dancing, the spotlight will continue to shine on her.
I’m seeing her live tomorrow, and unsurprisingly, the show is sold out. Check out Slow Dancing here: