International pop star Betta Lemme breaking down boundaries with new song “Girls” from upcoming EP via Ultra Music
The song is inspired by an actual letter she wrote to her mom, well before she even hit her teen years. Betta notes, “I wish I heard a song like this when I was growing up! I wrote this song for my younger self and want to celebrate it now that I’m older, I hope others can do the same. We often look for allies outside of ourselves and spend a lifetime learning how to be an ally to ourselves.”
Betta Lemme asks, “Why can’t we just love who we love and have a good time? Maybe it’s not that hard, so baby, let’s try!” Co-written with GRAMMY-nominated Jenn Decilveo (FLETCHER, Miley Cyrus, Marina) and Jordan Riley (Dua Lipa, Mabel, Sigrid), the lyrics came from a session in which she confessed her first crushes were both Princess Diana and David Bowie.
She continues: “I grew up thinking that I’d be doomed if I didn’t marry a man and have kids. As a kid, butterflies were a combo of having a first crush and the anxiety of knowing that other people would think it was wrong,” explains Betta, “So much of what frightens people about queerness is femininity. The world loves hating women, girls or anyone who ‘looks’ like one. Society is dead set on the gender binary. At a young age, we are told how to act, how to maintain our assigned gender at birth. Any veering from this could result in being an outcast (from society). In some parts of the world, being queer is illegal or punishable by death. In some of these places, my music has been very well received. I would hope that the people who supported my music before will expand their tolerance to not only me, but to people within their own local communities who are part of the LGBTQIA+ communities.”
Since co-writing and lending vocals on Sofi Tukker’s “Awoo” and releasing her first track in 2018 (viral hit “Bambola”), the rising star has cemented herself as a visionary with no bounds—blending genres and pulling from classical composition to Europop and creating club-friendly bangers that examine the human condition and our most intimate thoughts. In 2021, Betta Lemme released “Cry” and “Ce Soir,” which in addition to “Girls” will appear on her new EP.