Blog: Betty Who?


Recently, I’ve been hearing a lot of YouTube personalities (YouTubers) such as Tyler Oakley and Connor Franta, talk about a relatively new singer named Betty Who. Upon hearing her song “Heartbreak Dream” in one of Oakley’s videos, I was enamored with it. After listening to some of her other music, my respect for her as an artist grew even more. So, I figured I’d share her music with you.

Who originally hails from Australia, but moved to the U.S. to attend an arts school in Michigan and Berklee College of Music in Boston. There, she met producer Pete Thomas and the two began to make music together. By April 2013, she had released her first EP, “The Movement.” Less than a year later, she released her second EP, “Slow Dancing.”

To most music listeners, Who’s music probably doesn’t sound like typical pop music. And, quite simply put, it isn’t. Who blends pop with electronic dance music (EDM) and rock, even going as far as drawing from ’70s and ’80s music. When combined, this creates a more classier version of pop music, in many ways comparable to the work singers like Robyn and Madonna have done.

Who’s vocals are something else entirely. Her voice is downright anthemic, and unlike some artists, effects make her vocals exponentially better. Also, her accent becomes apparent on some likes in her songs, adding even more of a classy flare to her music. Who makes her singing sound effortless, and when combined with her songs’ amazing production, a masterpiece is made.

I’d definitely recommend that you listen to Who’s music, preferably sooner than later. Besides “Heartbreak Dream,” “Somebody Loves You” and “Alone Again” are also really good songs by her. I certainly hope an album is in her near future, because I definitely cannot wait to hear more of Betty Who.

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