BETSIE GØLD Shares New Single ‘Birthday Sadness’

Oxfordshire-based singer and songwriter BETSIE GØLD returns with her self-described “BITCH PØP” on a more sombre single titled Birthday Sadness, co-written alongside regular collaborator Kaity Rae.

I really like BETSIE GØLD's lush, dulcet vocals and how they soar effortlessly over the infectious electro-pop production. I am very fond of the somewhat playful melodies and how they contrast with the heartfelt and emotionally-charged lyrics. 2020 definitely isn't the best year to celebrate one's birthday and I am quite familiar with birthday bues. Capturing more of that same textured and sweeping aesthetic, Birthday Sadness finds BETSIE in a more intimate light as she swoons and serenades us through this wistful pop stunner. Check it out below!

Speaking about the new release, she said, 

I wrote ‘Birthday Sadness’ with Kaity Rae in our first session since lockdown. The track originally started off pretty upbeat with completely different production, but we couldn’t seem to get anything down. The more we spoke about how this year has made having a birthday even more scary because it's like we’ve had the entire year taken from us with nothing to show for it, the more the lyrics poured out. Kaity re-did the production and the rest came together. We’re constantly led to believe that time is running out and that everything has to be figured out so young. It’s an impossible ideal. Every year (especially one like this) birthdays make you face everything that has or hasn’t changed, good or bad. I miss the years of not being able to sleep because I was so excited for my birthday, because the only thing that mattered was the party, presents and cake.