Singer gets personal at Vancouver concert
By Amei-lee Laboucan, Contributor
Betty Who (born Jessica Newham) is an Australian singer-songwriter who became popular in 2013 when a flash mob proposal video went viral with her song, “Somebody Loves You.” Since then she has released two EPs, The Movement and Slow Dancing, as well as a full-length album, Take Me When You Go. She has been on numerous talk shows, gone on several small-venue tours, and will be the opening act for the Australian leg of Katy Perry’s The Prismatic World Tour later this year.
The Other Press recently had the opportunity to speak with Betty Who at her Vancouver concert on October 25.
Other Press: What is the number one most played song on your iPod or iPhone?
Betty Who: “Stop This Train” by John Mayer. It’s really incredible.
OP: What is one of your favourite quotes?
BW: I think it’s Eleanor Roosevelt: “Well behaved women seldom make history.”
BW: I don’t like being a good girl.
OP: If you could witness any event past or present, what would it be?
BW: Landing on the moon. I would love to be there. It’s cool, right? I would want to be there.
OP: What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?
BW: “Wild Heat” by Bleachers, “The City” by the 1975, “Fields of Gold” by Sting.
OP: What was the first thing you bought with your own money from touring?
BW: The first thing I bought from touring was my Louis Vuitton suitcase. I went out, I treated myself, and I did. I was like, “I have to go in.” I signed my record deal and I was like, “What am I going to give to myself?” It’s a Louis Vuitton suitcase.
You can get to know Betty Who more through her Who is Betty Who miniseries on her YouTube channel at youtube.com/bettywhomusic. You can also follow her on Twitter @bettywho, on Instagram @iambettywho, and like her on Facebook at Facebook.com/bettywhomusic. Her music is available on iTunes and on Soundcloud at soundcloud.com/bettywhomusic