'Slow Dancing' According To Betty Who
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
After doing a somersault dive into electro-pop pools with her debut EP, The Movement, last year, Betty Who has been poised to be a game changer in pop music. For Slow Dancing, Who is anything but tepid, as she's coasts confidently on her major label debut (she recently signed with RCA) with even more high kinetic '80s synth drenched confections that are fit for a John Hughes film prom scene. The Whoster (that's what I'm nicknaming her) is back with Peter Thomas, whom foresaw the production on The Movement, but to round out the cast of producers there is the addition of indie-dance act Ghost Beach, whom aid at giving Who an edgier, albeit classier, take on the modern pop formula.
The dance begins with the shimmering synth rainfall of "Heartbreak Dream" (which we've already gotten acquainted with), and then we're spun into the doo-wop laced, "Alone Again" and then into the funky landscape of my personal favorite, "Lovin' Start" and synth symphonic, "Giving Me Away". Who doesn't give us the true 'slow dance' till the end with the intimate "Silas" and here is where her vocals get a chance to breathe from under layers of synths, as they flutter pensive over twinkling acoustic guitar notes. Of course this set is criminally short, but if there were any doubts, Betty Who has gone above and beyond her debut EP to give ample resuscitation back into hook-heavy dance-pop. So for all you Andie's and Duckie's out there, put on your bolero ties and pink nightmare dresses on as Betty Who has designed Slow Dancing just for you.