“Sunshine” by Beatrice Betley

Looking for a bit of tango in your life? A simmering synergy between a female vocalist and a brassy saxophone? A little sunshine will help. Sunshine the latest release from indie songstress and genre-defying artist Beatrice Betley. Even her name sounds like a dance and Sunshine is a sultry of a good time.

Betley is originally from Hamburg, Germany. Shes currently based in the Netherlands. Sunshine is a follow up from April 2020s Lullaby. Her biography notes her sound as blending elements of jazz, 80s pop, EDM Argentinian folk and dashes of flamenco and fado. In Sunshine I really hear the jazz and felt like the song definitely incorporates hints of flamenco.

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A little sunshine in the morning.and the day is on its way is one of the lines from the song. I loved how the lyrics repeat a little sunshine in each stanza. Betley really croons the words and her voice is what you would imagine Who Framed Roger Rabbits Jessica Rabbits singing voice to be. She doesnt have the husky voice that Kathleen Turner has, nevertheless she has the elegance. Laced in a hues of slithering, hour-glass smoke and character, the words just slip away like butter. Theres a few points where its a little hard to discern what she is exactly saying, she adds such gusto to her words. There are moments when her notes hit the exact time as the instrumentation. As a I listener I basked in her silky voice layered above the dreamy saxophone. I cared more about moving my body and dancing away to the flavorful sounds and interesting twists and turns. Betleys voice is robust with fire and ice.

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Betleys vocals are coming from her diaphragm, shes not relying on the computer to make her sound better. Its really refreshing to hear a voice like hers. Shes classy and navigates the jazz and pop fusion effortlessly, giving the nod to the percussion team to add in the flamenco ingredients. She has a natural empathy in her voice that gives her a magnetism. Shes not striving for something beyond her range. Shes finely tuned into her own sound and the result is an unforgeable experience.

The song has a definite rhythm and I think fans of pop music will like its upbeat vibe. The opening conga drum arrangements. Such a cool start and if you close your eyes you can imagine the dancing shoes heels hitting the wood floor with veracity and passion. The rhythm guitar and bass guitar are electric and help start the simmering effect. The bass makes a pulse, a tone that sounds like the sun gearing up to rise, the morning wakeup call. Betleys vocals galvanize and the song is a burst of joy.

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Overall Sunshine is just the song the doctor ordered for summer 2020. Its a positive force that cant be stopped and Beatrice Betleys demeanor and talents are unfolding before our eyes. Compared to her previous track Lullaby, Betley shows just how artistry can grow and how her voice wears many hats in several musical genres.

Gwen Waggoner