Staff pick: Australian singer/songwriter Betty Who making a name for herself
Australian singer/songwriter Betty Who is a natural fit for Pride weekend, considering the success of her breakout song, “Somebody Loves You,” was fueled at least in part by its use in a video Spencer Stout filmed of his elaborately choreographed proposal to then-boyfriend Dustin Reeser. Video of the proposal, which was staged in a Salt Lake City hardware store, went viral, and it now sits north of 12 million views, meaning if you’re scheduled to attend a gay wedding ceremony at any point in the near future you are going to hear this song.
The rest of the rising pop-star’s catalog shouldn’t be overlooked, however, and songs like the massive, electro-tinged “Heartbreak Dream” flaunt her ability to transform complex relationship issues into easily digested, anthemic pop tunes.
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10 p.m. Friday, June 20
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