Rising electro-dance pop star Betta Lemme reveals her brand new 90’s single “Cry” via Ultra Music
Global electro-dance pop darling Betta Lemme returns with her debut offering of the year, vibrant new single “Cry” out now via Ultra Music.
The single got featured alongside a guest playlist curated by Betta Lemme herself with all the hits you can dance and cry your eyes out to from ABBA and SOPHIE, to Ariana Grande to My Chemical Romance.
In addition, Betta Lemme is featured on the cover of Spotify’s Bangers playlist in the US, and “Cry” has landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday (Canada) as well as Apple’s New Music Daily (Canada), among many others.
For Betta Lemme, it all started with an organic collaboration with Grammy-nominated duo Sofi Tukker on “Awoo,” which the Canadian artist co-wrote and lended vocals on in 2017. One year later, she released her first single “Bambola” and it became an instant hit touting 68 million streams to date and counting.
While Betta Lemme’s aim is to deliver certified-bops for you to dance and cry to, a purposeful equivocality is always present in her work. Last year, the hitmaker dropped “Mommy” co-produced with Danny L Harle (Carly Rae Jepsen, Charli XCX, Clairo) to challenge the stereotypes women face around aging. Through its sarcastic demeanour and unpredictable guitar solo, “Mommy” inspires women to get what they want and to never feel ashamed for it.
Every Betta Lemme song is a movie, or at least part of a movie, a scene set for supreme drama and impetuous romance and sometimes a little lovely tragedy. With her opulent sense of melody, the singer-songwriter dreams up dance music that not only elicits beautiful movement, but builds entire worlds inside your mind. Each of her forthcoming songs are sprung from an elaborate dreamworld where her icons are her closest companions, all designated an essential role – Freddie Mercury is her father, Gaga’s her older sister, Liberace’s her decorator, etc.
Betta imagines songs as soundtracks to very specific movie moments, such as a dance-track-in-the-works she conceptualized as a Quentin Tarantino fight scene. A trilingual artist of Italian descent, Betta performs in Italian, French, and English, threading her vocals through a lavishly textured sound that echoes her eclectic obsessions: orchestral pop from the ’60s, dance music from the ’90s, David Bowie, Missy Elliott, and Burt Bacharach.
It’s this unparalleled approach that marks Betta Lemme as one to watch and a force to be reckoned with.