Betty Who is Our New Best Friend
    • TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017

    • Posted by: Kirsten Spruch

    We all have that one music video we daydreamed about dancing in when we were little kids. For some, it was Christina Aguilera's "Genie In A Bottle" or TLC's "No Scrubs." For me, it was Britney Spears' "I'm A Slave 4 U." Looking back at it now, I realize it was a totally inappropriate video for children my age, but nothing made me happier than when Britney came on MTV. So when I watched Betty Who's video for "Mama Say," I was completely infatuated. As if this lady's sweet vocals, Britney Spears-inspired lyrics, and straight up catchy-as-hell beat wasn't enough, she also topped it all off with killer dance moves. "Mama Say" was a gateway drug and suddenly I was hooked, rummaging through everything else by Betty Who - the intimate "I Love You Always Forever," the wildly fun "Some Kinda Wonderful," and of course all of the goodness off of her 2014 debut Take Me When You Go.

    Ms. Who does it all, and when she stopped by the Baeble office all cheery and lovable, I had to ask her about what it's like being able to break pop star dance moves with so much confidence in addition to being a multi-instrumentalist. "I think that I'm a terrible dancer but I have so much fun doing it and so I love to do it more and more as I perform and grow," Who modestly confessed. "It's been something that I made the record around. I was like 'I want to be able to dance more on stage' ...And I definitely got what I asked for, for better or for worse." But digging deeper beneath the surface, past all of the girl crushin', Who's story is super important, especially for young women. "I love dancing and I always have. When I was young, many, many people told me that I was never going to be a dancer because I was too tall or too big or whatever... But tell me that I can't do something and here I am, doing it professionally."

    If you're looking for pop music with a little more substance and a little more fun, you've come to the right place. Betty Who is a rising star who managed to light up our office immediately upon arrival, and now that her sophomore album The Valley is officially out, lucky for us, she's touring until "at least October."

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