BETSIE GØLD has released her new single 'Friday the 13th' via AWAL.
The song is an ode to superstitions and how, even in the best of times, it’s hard to shake the feeling that the universe is against you. The synth beats and BETSIE’s layered vocals are paired beautifully, and the resulting upbeat track contrasts with the lyrics which, in BETSIE’s own words, are those of an optimistic pessimist.
"I wrote Friday the 13th with my songwriting partner and producer, Kaity Rae, on a Friday the 13th. So much went wrong for both of us that day and the last straw was when a cactus fell from a shelf directly onto her face. She screamed “f****** Friday the 13th!” and the hilarity of that situation (the image of her pulling needles from her forehead still sticks with me) meant there was nothing else I could've called the song we wrote that day. Once all cactus needles had been safely removed, we talked about superstitions and how even when I’m in a great place I always assume something is going to go wrong, instead of just enjoying the moment. The song pretty much wrote itself as it’s a true representation of my mindset and track record...I guess I’m an optimistic pessimist."
The release of Friday the 13th follows previous single UR The Party and adds to the singer’s growing catalogue of pop bangers. Currently spending her time writing, recording and DM’ing fans on social media to share thoughts and feelings that might help in this current situation, BETSIE is a beacon of positivity and light.
Read our Get to Know interview with BETSIE:
Introduce yourself and tell us something interesting about you?
"Hey! I’m BETSIE GØLD and I recently adopted a cat and named her Butters after the South Park character."
Where are you from?
"I’m from Oxfordshire."
When did you start your musical journey?
"I started singing and writing when a school friend introduced me to Bon Jovi’s back catalogue which I then binge listened to and pretty much haven’t stopped since."
Who’s your biggest influence?
"Bon Jovi, seeing as they’re what got me into doing what I’m doing!"
What is your dream venue to play at?
"Probably the same as every artist in the UK - Wembley Stadium."
Can you sum up your sound in one sentence?
"Tasty powerhouse bitch pop."
What would you be doing if you weren’t making music?
"Still working in the Co-Op wishing I was making music."
Have you got a party trick or a hidden talent?
"Not so much a talent, but I’m really good at making fart noises with my hands…"
Who’s your biggest musical guilty pleasure?
"I’m not a fan of the term “guilty pleasure” as I don’t think people should be embarrassed about what they listen to, but I do know every word to The Greatest Showman soundtrack."
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
"Playing at the venue I mentioned in question 5 (message me for guest list passes)!"
What’s coming up next for you?
"I’m releasing loads of new music this year (my new single ‘ Friday the 13th' is out now) and when lockdown is over I plan on doing as many shows as possible. I’m playing at the O2 Academy Islington on the 12th of November and plan on hugging every person there seeing as I haven’t been able to hug anyone for weeks!"
BETSIE plays O2 Academy Islington on November 12th.
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