Watch Betty Who Perform a Stripped-Down Version of ‘Somebody Loves You’
Australian singer-songwriter Betty Who has been building buzz for more than a year now. Her debut EP, ‘The Movement,’ came out in April 2013. Since then, she’s become one of the planet’s most talked-about artists, with Time magazine calling her one of the 14 Musical Acts to Watch in 2014.
The 22-year-old Betty (who was born Jessica Anne Newham) moved to the U.S. seven years ago to attend school. She’s since relocated to New York City. Earlier this year, she released her second EP, ‘Slow Dancing,’ which topped the iTunes pop chart.
Betty Who dropped in on our friends over at Consequence of Sound to perform this stripped-down version of ‘Somebody Loves You.’ The video is part of the #NextUp series presented by Dodge, which highlights emerging artists to watch. In the above video, Betty transforms the dance-floor throb of her debut single into a haunting acoustic number that puts the focus on her strong songwriting and even stronger voice.
And in the video below, Betty talks about her background, influences and her songwriting process. “I definitely write songs differently all the time,” she says. “It depends who I’m with, where I am, what the vibe is … All the songs I write have one thing in common: my little singer-songwriter moment.”
Betty will be playing multiple festivals this summer, including Dot to Dot, Lollapalooza and Interlochen. You can check out her full schedule here.