Saturday, 25 October 2014

Album Review: Betty Who - Take Me When You Go.

I am completely in love with Betty Who. The singer-songwriter from Australia has created various amazing EPs for the last five and a half years and now she's finally released a full length album called Take Me When You Go and as expected, it didn't disappoint.

Working with long time producer Peter Thomas, Betty's (real name Jessica Newham!) album is 13 tracks long and full of wonderful, crazy dance beats especially from the fabulous Somebody Loves You which went viral after being used for a gay couple's proposal. As well as the upbeat songs, there are ballads that slow things down and shows off her vocal talent perfectly.

This was hard but these are my four favourites:

Heartbreak Dream
I first heard this great song from a Youtuber named Tyler Oakley after he used this song for one of his videos. I was instantly in love with it and had it on repeat every single day for about two weeks, I think I even talked about it on my old series of posts called Song Of The Day. I can't emphasise how moving the lyrics are while being paired with a fabulous dance beat.

All Of You
This song is ridiculously good too. It's one of those you listen to as you get to ready to go out and party. Betty explains that this song is about 'loving someone with your whole heart and then despising them with every other part of your body.' This juxtaposition is extraordinary and you really feel her passion about hating that person but still wanting to be with them badly while perhaps also comparing your own experiences.

Somebody Loves You
This was the first single from the album and it came out quite a while ago but it never really took off like it should have. The beat and again, the lyrics really force you to just dance around your room and express your love for whoever however you want to. And it doesn't necessarily mean being in love with a guy or girl, it can mean loving anyone who makes you happy; your parents, your pet, your best friend, whoever you want it to be about.

California Rain
This track really surprised me! After being used to the dance beats pumping through the album, this was astoundingly soulful and poignant. As well as creating flawless metaphors for songs about your crush, she shows us that she still has incredible vocals. Take away the dancing and party beats, she evokes all sorts of emotions through this touching song.

Betty Who has said in the past that she's been heavily influenced by '90s pop stars like Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys and she definitely channels them throughout this album while also giving the genre a new, fresh look. Not only that, she is going to be Katy Perry's opening act on her Australian tour! With this album, she is sure to blow minds. She may not be on our radios right now but she sure is one to watch!

Here's a few songs from the album to listen to if you want to:
 



Have you listened to this album? What did you think?
Please let me know what you think in the comments below!

Thankyou for reading.
Laura.

28 comments:

  1. Wonderful post. ;-)
    Lovely greets Vanessa

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  3. gotta listen to some stuff , she sounds amazing

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    1. Doesn't she? :) thanks for reading! x

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  4. Sometimes when people make music post I procrastinate on listening to them. But not yours. I love her!

    Thanks for the recommendations, gorgeous!

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    1. Aw thankyou so much! I'm glad you like her too! x

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  5. Lovely sound.
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    1. I like to listen to less mainstream music and I think she's got something more to offer than music that's on the radio these days. Thanks for reading anyway.

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  7. Okay thank you for showing me this! I hadn't heard of her before.

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  8. Thanks for post. Gotta check her out.

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  12. I need to listen to this album, hate to say it but I have never heard of Betty Who before :) x

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    1. Not many people have! But I'm glad you decided to listen to it at some point. Thanks for reading. :) x

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