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A person of substance is a phrase generally reserved for those who choose to participate rather than sit on the sidelines. As far as music goes, these often are multi-faceted singers, songwriters and performers having a wealth of creativity to spare, or to borrow a phrase, a tour de force. With a slew of singles and a jam-packed album discography, the same can be said (and more) about the Los Angeles-based recording artist and producer Betty Moon.
Capturing and holding a listener or viewer’s attention is what the Toronto-born Betty Moon does best. Proof can be heard and seen in her latest single, “Crazy (What You Make Me).” From the 2019 album Hellucination, the contemporary sound provides a club-friendly vibe with a vivacious yet metered pop-rock appeal. Of course, the vocals remain forefront as the 3:15 cut plays on. Production is crisp, while the sonic qualities nicely translate to a larger speaker system, especially with capable woofers. “Crazy” has a way of growing on a listening enthusiast hook, line and sinker or in this case, with lyrics, performance and charisma a mile long. But this is only half the story.
Moon, also a filmmaker, is an effective communicator by way of sight as well as sound. In the accompanying video for “Crazy,” the multi-talented Moon leaves a striking lasting effect. During the visuals, while straitjacketed, the singer briefly suggests a slightly tongue in cheek look indicated by the intermittent loosening of arm ties and then closely clutching her hands. The YouTube video offers a counterpart to the music, while creating a lingering impression. As a result, though connecting a pop music message, emotion can be felt throughout the presentation. The editing and stylized and changing background adds more to viewer interest.
A major label artist with an album debut on A&M, Betty Moon’s songs have been featured in several television series including “Dexter,” “Californication,” “Bounty Hunters” and “Walking the Dead.” Credits also include the 2010 movie Walking the Dead, directed by Melanie Ansley and the thriller Last Gasp, starring Robert Patrick of Terminator 2: Judgement Day fame. Outside the recording studio, while having appeared at the Sunset Strip Music Festival alongside Marilyn Manson, Steve Aoki and The Offspring and at other shows, Moon continues to draw concert goers with live performances. Hugely popular on Instagram and other social media, Betty Moon has her own record label and licensing business in the Los Angeles area.
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