Our favourite Aussie expat Betty Who is back with her first full length album since going independent and it’s her most personal to date.
‘Betty’ brings all the best elements of her previous work together in a tight, modern pop package.
I’ve always loved how catchy Betty’s music is and it’s something she’s never lost through her different iterations.
Her sound has grown and matured over time, but those big pop hooks I love are still here, albeit now more subtle and refined.
It doesn’t feel like she’s chasing a trend. She’s setting it.
The song that’s been around the longest remains one of my favourites here. ‘Ignore Me’ is so bloody catchy! Its minimalist beats and sing along choruses get ingrained in your brain for days; the sign of a clever tune. The accompanying video is also worth mentioning for its uniqueness. It encapsulates everything great about good pop music.
There are plenty of other songs that grab your attention here. With tunes like ‘Marry Me’ or ‘I Remember’ mixed in among more laid back numbers, there’s a good assortment to appeal to everyone.
‘The One’ sounds like it was influenced by Britney – especially the intro. It’s a fun homage that brought a smile to my face.
What I love most though is how honest and real the songs are. The lyrics mean something and the messages cut through. We are lucky enough to get a glimpse into the things that bring Betty to life and it’s what makes the whole album relatable.
It’s been a long time since Betty has embarked on a full tour of Australia but I can’t help feeling like now’s the time for her to return to our shores.
With a new album full of cracking tunes and her propensity to deliver a kick ass show, it continues to be hard to ignore her.
VERDICT : 4/5.
MUST LISTEN : Marry Me, Ignore Me, Stop Thinking About You.