Betsy has unveiled second track ‘Time’, taken from her debut ‘Fair’ EP via Warner Brothers / Columbia Records (March 18th).
The title track has already surpassed 850,000 plays, made the Top 5 of Spotify UK and US’ Viral Charts, and picked up support at Radio 1. Betsy’s first live dates, meanwhile, will be on tour with Rationale later this month, with more shows to follow shortly. Premiering today, second track ‘Time’ is described by Betsy as being about “an addictive relationship with a new love. I was angry the day I wrote this, and in a ‘if you don’t treat me better, I’m off’ sort of mood.”
It’s an introduction which immediately begs the question ‘where did that voice come from?’ – though few would predict the answer actually lies on a goose farm in rural Wales, where Betsy was born and raised. From campfire singalongs to her parents’ 70s record collection, Betsy was surrounded by music. But she knew no-one in the industry and so – encouraged by her hard-working family to find a fall-back – moved to London to study fashion design at Central St Martins. One distraction led to another when she was invited to design catwalk for the esteemed Balenciaga in Paris, an intense and exhilarating experience filled with the unusual characters who would spur her songwriting. And as music continued to call to her, Betsy returned to Wales, quitting what many of her peers deemed the job of a lifetime in favour of pursuing her own.