Pop singer-songwriter Betty Who continues to embrace a new chapter of her career with the announcement of her highly-anticipated independent EP Betty Pt. 1, out June 15 – the EP is the first in a series of her conceptual new music rollout. A second EP will be released in the fall and a full-length album next year.
“This will be my first EP in five years so there is definitely an air of returning to my humble beginnings, but this EP mostly feels like a re-introduction, not just to my fans but in a lot of ways for myself. A lot has changed in a year for me so I felt like it was time to start fresh and see what could come out,” Betty explains. “Every song on this EP is so different from the last – they each have their own very distinctive story to tell, and each represent a part of my personality that I don’t think I’ve sufficiently explored creatively. For the first time in a long time, I’m not thinking about how each song flows together, I’m not worried about what people will think… I just wanted to push myself and find the songs and sounds that I’ve always wanted to put out but never had the guts to.”
Ahead of its imminent June 15 release, Betty debuts the new track “Taste”, giving eager fans a preview of what to expect from the EP. The song – available everywhere now via AWAL Recordings- is a sultry, soon-to-be song of the summer that explores the thrill of an insatiable craving. “Taste” was penned by Betty, JHart, Viljar Losnegård, Sivert Hjeltnes Hagtvet & Pretty Sister, who also produced the track. The song follows the March release of “Look Back,” an energetic, dancehall-tinged anthem that arrived in the midst of her recent headline tour. Both “Look Back” and “Ignore Me,” released in January, will be on the EP along with additional new tracks.
Of the song, Betty says: “I’ve been wanting to put out a song like Taste for a while. It’s sexy, a little rock and roll with just a touch of vampire fetish. What more could a girl need?”
Betty’s vocals are also currently featured on Lemaitre’s newest track “Rocket Girl,” which was deemed the official global theme song for X Games Norway, happening now in Oslo. TIME hailed the track “a little bit Daft Punk, a little bit Justice, and a little bit party pop” and a “good way to kick off a playlist just as summer begins to come into full view.”
Next up, she will head out across the pond for a European/UK tour immediately before Betty Pt. 1‘s release and then continue throughout the U.S. with performances at festivals like Electric Forest & Firefly Music Festival.
Stream /Download “Taste ” here
About Betty Who
Casting a striking presence as a performer, emanating confidence as a writer, and inspiring as an independent force, Australia-born and Los Angeles-based pop star Betty Who has quietly elevated herself to a worldwide phenomenon on her own terms. Acclaimed by Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, Elle Magazine, and more, Betty’s sophomore album, The Valley, yielded a string of international hits, including “I Love You Always Forever” certified double-platinum in Australia and “Human Touch.” Total Spotify streams exceed 150 million as she regularly averages over 3.3 million monthly listeners on the platform. Beyond countless sold out headline tours, she’s delivered knockout television appearances on The Today Show, Late Night With Seth Meyers, The View, and many more aside. Betty’s commitment to charity, health, and wellness matches her passion for music. She has given performances to benefit UNICEF, ACLU, Planned Parenthood, The Trevor Project, Human Rights Campaign, and many more. She joined forces with Lululemon and Soul Cycle to launch the acoustic “Beats Per Moment” tour, ran a Nike marathon on the entertainment team, and partnered with a personal favorite workout app, Aaptiv, for playlisting.