An Interview With The Canadian Songstress BETTY MOON On New Music, Favorite Artists and More!
Posted On 17 Apr 2017
Meet the indie-pop Evolver Music recording artist Betty Moon! She is best known for her smart lyrics, sultry voice, rock n’ roll attitude and visionary appeal. Betty recently released her infectious single “Sound” on April 12th. The single will be included with her new album Chrome, which will be released this Spring.
Moon is originally from Toronto and now lives in Los Angeles where she actively plays shows and festivals. Betty was recently named one of the Top 5 trending female Canadian Artists.
“Not all artists have had the career that Toronto born artist Betty Moon has enjoyed. With most recording artists quick to rise and fall, Moon has continued to grow in popularity with fans made every minute in Canada and beyond. With 7 albums under her belt, Moon has released her charting new single “Sound” and is poised to trend through 2017 with the upcoming release of Moon’s new album ‘Chrome’. Her unforgettable sound can be heard through her diverse catalog of releases, and past hit singles have included “Amourphous”, “Thunder”, “Time To Move On” and “Who You Talkin’ To Man”, which was featured in the worldwide hit John Wick.”
Betty’s music has been featured in a variety of television shows and films including Californication, Dexter, Bounty Hunters, Walking the Dead and Last Gasp starring Robert Patrick.
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Learn more about Betty Moon in the following All Access interview:
Let’s start off by talking about your newest single, “Sound”! Can you tell us about the inspiration and meaning behind the song?
The idea behind Sound was to project a beautiful, destructive and sexy concept of what life can be like when there is nothing holding you back. The drama, success and passion for music all comes together with my single.
I’d love to hear more about your newest album, “Chrome.” Do you have any favorite songs that you’d like to talk about? What makes them special?
This album is very introspective and personal, and not too self-indulgent. I am covering topics that are universal. Not just to women or men – but humans, and celebrating the human spirit.
How would you describe your style of music? What can people expect when they listen to you?
I would want my listeners feel invigorated and empowered. Even venturing into the pop/edm world, I am still and will always be Betty Moon. Lets just say I have a high bar for what that ultimately could become. There will always be a little darkness and edge to everything I create no matter the genre of music or the sub genre, in an arena or small dive bar.
How does it feel to hear your music used in popular television shows and films?
It’s incredible. I believe when you match up songs with television and movies, it gives the track more longevity. It encapsulated it in time with these visual pieces known as moving pictures and I love being a part of that history.
How do you measure your personal success? What do you want in the future… what is your ultimate goal?
I have really high expectations for myself, I don’t want to ever get to a point where I don’t reach far and wide. And I want to keep growing and working – and measuring my successes by the opportunity to keep getting better. It’s not about any particular goal though. I want to enjoy this whole journey, the process the complexity and simplicity that is and will always be good music. I am looking forward to touring with this new album, and collaborating with other artists creating interesting things.
Can you tell us about a moment when you felt all your hard work as a musician finally paid off, perhaps a moment you felt proud of?
This past weekend Mahalo spun “Sound” at Exchange in Los Angeles. To see people loving the track and getting excited to dance to what we’ve created is an amazing feeling.
How do you feel your sound has changed over the years?
I come from a background of soul, dance and rock and roll music. When I was in rock bands, my writing process was a lot more aggressive and perhaps more reflective of the angst part of my persona.. I still have that edge, but I try to be more delicate with my songwriting process. Writing, recording and creating music that may be more suited to whatever mood I’ve set as the tone for the track and finding the magic within it. That seems to be something I’m getting better and better at.
Who are some of your biggest musical influences? What is it about them that most inspires you?
James Brown. Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Patti Smith – Motown, The Beatles, Sly Stone, Carly Simon, ACDC, The Beastie Boys and on and on. They’ve encouraged me to find my own sound, to be original and true to myself as a songwriter. They were all poets in their own right.
What musician would you most like to work with in the future? Why?
Timbaland, Pharrell, Max Martin, Mark Ronson and Paul Shafer. They are all incredibly seasoned masters and individually unique in their accomplishments as musicians.