February 18th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh
Release: July 28, 2015
Betty Moon, a Toronto born singer, songwriter, producer and filmmaker’s album Pantomania is an album that exhibits her deep sultry vocal tone. Her music as well as the album has vibes from Madonna and musicality similar to bands like WarPaint, Phantogram and Massive Attack. The sound is very spacey/futuristic pop with an underlying rock base executed by the distorted guitars. The sound is very mesmerizing and groovy; one of the songs on the album “Thunder” sounds a lot like “R U Mine?” by the Arctic Monkeys. Betty Moon, definitely has her own sound, and this is a sound I would love to hear more of on the radio. Lyrically and vocally, Betty Moon fits the genre so well, the usage of a prominent bass line is dynamic, especially in the song “Tempe Diablo”. She even covered a Rolling stones classic, “Gimme Shelter” though it is mostly acoustic, the transformation of the song was original and innovative that still echoes the haunting and deep sentiments perpetuated by its original writers and performers (not to mention that the guitar solo was killer!). You could also hear more of the inner textures and tones of her voices especially since it was acoustic, which I think the listener will enjoy hearing. I can not wait to see what’s next for Betty Moon, with other canadian artists like Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara and Drake taking over a lot of the major American music circuit, it would great to see Betty Moon cross over into the American circuit and succeed.