Review - Betty Who - Slow Dancing EP
Well, I have my prediction for Album of the Year. Okay, maybe not (I WISH), but I can promise you right now that this one is going to be pretty high up on my list of end of the year favorites. Probably could have told you that before I even heard a note of it, too.
Betty Who is clearly someone who just gets it. Sure, she works with songwriters and an amazing producer named Peter Thomas, but she is putting so much in here, and her talent comes across effortlessly. From her writing to her perfect delivery, everything on ‘Slow Dancing’ is spot-on.
I would say it is 80’s-leaning, but that would be a lie. The retroness of ‘Slow’ is undeniable and feels so right. While every electronic pop artist these days is looking backwards, Betty is one of the few who can make us feel like we’re listening to something decades old, yet still incredibly fresh. It’s familiar, but still new enough to be exciting.
Lead single “Heartbreak Dream” is the biggest pop record of the year that mainstream won’t hear, and that’s their loss. While ‘Slow Dancing’ may not break Betty Who into the top 40 as she deserves (and radio so desperately needs), it only cements the thought that she’s the most exciting new face in pop music performing today.
Listen to: Every song, especially “Heartbreak Dream”. Then listen to her first EP again, and circle back around to ‘Slow Dancing’. Okay, just repeat it all forever.