In a recent interview with Idolator, Australia-born pop star in waiting Betty Who was asked about her musical influences.
She listed people like M83 and Oracular Spectacular-era MGMT. However, one listen to Betty's recently released debut EP, The Movement, and it's clear that while those two might have been wafting around atmospherically in the background, bigger pop names such as Katy Perry, Robyn and a clutch of female singers from the 80s bear a bigger influence.
That's not to say that The Movement – produced by Peter Thomas, who recently unleashed an amazing remix of Phoenix's Entertainment – is all pastiche and no personality. First single Somebody Loves You sashays around on a rush of chunky synths while Betty sounds heartbroken, while new single You're In Love pulls off a similar trick of sounding upbeat for the cameras but crying uncontrollably behind close doors (the huge chorus flits between happy and sad on practically every line).
For the video – premiered here – Betty spends quite a bit of time either kissing or ignoring her boyfriend, usually while driving around in a flash car.
You can download The Movement EP for free here.
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