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Betta Lemme's feeling blue on emotional new single "Cry"

22 March 2021, 20:00 | Written by Pip Williams

Canadian singer Betta Lemme has always drawn heavily from the Euro-dance sounds of the turn of the millenium, and these influences are writ large in new single "Cry".

Front and centre sits a clever interpolation of Eiffel 65's seminal classic "Blue (Da Ba Dee)". Like "Blue", "Cry" is an undeniable dancefloor filler, but the track manages to tap into a more delicate emotionality than Betta Lemme's recent club bangers "Play" and "Mommy". Staccato string samples mimic gentle precipitation as skittering electronic percussion pierces a mist of reverb, though we're not left a moment too long before the beat kicks into life.

The multilingual singer, who has previously collaborated with American duo Sofi Tukker, saw her debut single "Bambola" re-enter the charts ahead of "Cry"'s release, thanks to its inclusion on the soundtrack for Netflix original film "To All The Boys: Always and Forever". Whether you've followed her from the beginning, or joined the hype train in 2021, this new single is bound to get you itching to throw some shapes on a post-pandemic dancefloor.

If a new single just isn't enough to satisfy your Betta Lemme cravings, check out her recent Off The Road session on the Best Fit Instagram.

"Cry" is out now via Ultra Records.
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