Introducing The Multi-Talented Betta Lemme

Wednesday 20 February 2019
Words Mimi Wright

Betta Lemme is bringing the world together one song at a time. Her cool-girl vibes and artistic expression through numerous instruments and languages is what sets Betta Lemme apart from the crowd.

The talented, trilingual musician gained 9.5 million streams on Spotify with her hit song ‘Bambola’ and 51 million views on its accompanying music video, her first ever music vid.

Betta Lemme creates dreamy pop music, and we wanted to know more about the Montreal-bred singer/songwriter. Her new track ‘Kick the Door’ is set to be released at the beginning of March. Here is our convo with Betta Lemme…

You are extremely talented being able to play numerous instruments. What are your top three favourite to play, and why?

Thank you. My top favourites are piano, classical guitar and voice. Piano because it doesn’t really feel like an instrument, but rather, a friend because I’ve been playing since I was a child. I like that every note is right in front of you, nothing to hide, and only endless possibilities. Classical guitar is incredibly soft, soothing and organic. Third choice is a voice! Our voices can change and mold into so many impressive and sometimes unlimited sounds. Ultimately, these three are the backbone to creating some of the most beautiful songs.

What is your favourite way to unwind?

Making my favourite loved ones laugh. 

When you aren’t creating new music, what are you up to? What’s your favourite thing to do besides perform/create?

Performing makes me a little shy. But, when I’m not creating, I love going to comedy shows or musicals. Musical comedy is one if my favourite things. Ever. 

You are about to release a few new singles, specifically ‘Kick the Door’. Please describe it in a single word, so that we can get a small taste of what’s on the way.


What is your favourite part of the creative process? Singing or Songwriting?

My favourite part of the creative process is writing a song that builds a world or movie around itself. If you can write a song and begin to imagine endless possibilities, that’s my favourite part. 

You weave many languages into your music, which is insanely cool. What is your main reason for including so many languages? 

Thank you. A lot of the music I listen to is either in French, Italian or English. And one of them, sometimes two, and even three, end up making their way in there. A lot of my favourite artists in the 60s would cover famous songs in multiple languages, and I ways thought that was a beautiful way to bring people together. 

What are you most looking forward to this year?

I’m looking forward to finally sharing more music and being a little more unapologetic with my decisions, my work and how I want to release music. The thing I’m most looking forward to is receiving videos of strangers around the world singing the new songs because nothing makes my heart want to explode more than connecting with people through the music.