Betty Moon

Music Premiere: Betty Moon Drops Passionate “Valentine”

Los Angeles singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer Betty Moon introduces “Valentine,” a track from her just-released new album, Undercover, a 10-track smorgasbord of Moon’s interpretations of iconic songs.

“Every year, as of February approaches I feel a huge wave of nostalgia, reflecting on a different time in my life that shaped who I am as a person and songwriter,” shares Moon. “I wanted to include this track along with several of my all-time favorite songs that really speak to my soul and to pay tribute to some of the artists that influenced me.”

Written by Betty Moon and Justin Smolian of Dirty Honey, “Valentine” relates the tale of an intensely passionate relationship, akin to Mad Love, Blue Velvet, or Eyes Wide Shut.

Undercover, which includes reimagined versions of Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” and Sade’s “No Ordinary Love,” follows Moon’s previous two albums, Little Miss Hollywood and Cosmicoma, and heralds another new, original album releasing later this year.

Since her arrival on the scene in the ‘90s and signing with A&M Records, Moon has gone her own way, starting her own label, Evolver Music, while at the same time obliquely challenging the conventions of the music industry, obtaining international fame, along with legions of fans.

Moon has been featured in Billboard, American Songwriter, Consequence of Sound, Discobelle, New Noise, Hype Machine, Substream, and Spill, to name just a few. Her sound, an electrifying blend of pop, electro-pop, punk, R&B, and alt-rock, is not only magnetic but defines the vanguard of sonic innovation.

“Valentine” opens on an austere, gleaming guitar, followed by the entry of a hollowed-out bassline and raw, crunching drums. Moon’s spoken words segue into lusciously velvety melodicism, revealing her sensuous and quixotic timbres. Gorgeous strings and an isolated violin imbue the tune with elegant flavors.

Betty Moon has it going on! Low-slung, ardent, and heartfelt, “Valentine” glows with the soft glow of fervent love.

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Written by Randy

Randy Radic is a Left Coast author and writer. Author of numerous true crime books written under the pen-name of John Lee Brook. Former music contributor at Huff Post.