BETTY BLACK RETURNS WITH “COME BACK LOVER”,
THE FIERY LEAD SINGLE FROM HER FORTHCOMING
SOPHOMORE ALBUM ‘VALLEY LOW’
photo by Todd Westphal
“Betty Black brings creepy, sexy cool with no shortage of eerie sensuality” – Diffuser
“With all this glory in her back pocket, Betty’s bound for the big time.” – Vibe Vixen
“Musical chameleons like Sylvia Gordon do not come along every day.” – Altsounds
“Betty Black showcases (Gordon’s) vocal prowess and compositional skills which tend to explore the dark side.” – Société Perrier
“Melancholic, trippy songs, free creativity that doesn’t seem to follow any rules OR politics.” – Afro-Punk
“Her sound manages to mesh garage rock, Southern gothic blues, spaghetti Western soundtracks, and atmospheric electronics
while lyrically her songs explore love, lust and longing in such a fashion that feels unsettling and anxious” – The Joy Of Violent Movement
“Her warm, intoxicating resonance pulls the listener so deeply into her world.” – Songwriter’s Monthly
OUT NOW ON FRAU PINK PRODUCTIONS / KID RECORDINGS
Check it out the single here
Betty Black returns with her explosive new single “Come Back Lover”. The fiery, retro psychedelic pop anthem about losing someone to distance and the “call of the wild” roars with gritty guitars, driving bass and swathes of swirling textures (think Phil Spector meets Jesus and Mary Chain) punctuated by Gordon’s confident, dreamy and sensuous vocals and infectious melody.
Written, arranged, produced and performed by Black and co-producer/engineer Rudyard Lee Cullers (Yeah Yeah Yeahs/ Basement Jaxx/ Bright Eyes), the track is the lead offering from Betty Black’s highly-anticipated sophomore album Valley Low (set for release in fall 2014) and offers a glimpse into the set’s more vibrant and psychedelic soundscapes. The single (released digitally worldwide today via Frau Pink / KID Recordings) will be followed by the striking video (directed and edited by Black) and a remix package featuring mixes by Lauren Flax (CREEP), Deantoni Parks (KUDU, Mars Volta, John Cale, Meshell Ndegeocello) and Stan Soze.
Betty Black is the brainchild of multi-talented singer/songwriter, producer, musician and musical chameleon Sylvia Black (aka Sylvia Gordon) whose amassed a highly respectable body of work, serving as the lead vocalist for Brooklyn electronic dance-pop outfit KUDU and for her co-writing and collaborations with Black Eyed Peas, Moby, William Orbit, Télépopmusik, Kelis, The Noisettes, Spank Rock, Benny Benassi, The Knocks and RUN DMT.
BETTY BLACK “COME BACK LOVER” (SINGLE) is available now on iTunes and at all fine digital retailers