Monday 17 February 2014

Betty Who - Heartbreak Dream

Yet again, Betty Who continues to prove why she’s a popstar to keep an eye on in 2014.  Heartbreak Dream is the first track from the Australian after last year’s EP, ‘The Movement’, and it’s just as ecstatic and fun as her previous material.

The singer (real name Jessica Newham) is releasing the track just after Valentine’s Day, but despite the title it’s not really a break-up song.  Instead, the lyrics concern a relationship that really should end but neither party has the guts to do it.  And so, just as with her previous songs, the upbeat synth-pop production masks a deeper, more complex emotion.

That said, the chorus is a hook-laden delight that would sit neatly amongst the other tracks on ‘The Movement’, whilst the middle eight is suitably dreamy.  Newham is essentially taking the best bits of Robyn and Katy Perry into one glossy pop package.  The 2014 release for her debut album is eagerly-awaited…


Listen: Heartbreak Dream is released on 18th February.