Alt-pop star Bets honors the 40th anniversary of the Violent Femmes with visuals for her 2017-released cover of “Add It Up,” led by gentle and airy pop-tinged vocal lines that flutter softly over a sparse instrumental.
Transforming the plucky original into an eerie and slow-build production, the track brims with Bets signature luscious softness and rich musicality balanced out by lyrical simplicity. This dreamy reimagining comes alive as an uplifting moment that urges us to appreciate the beauty around us.
The track is accompanied by a thoughtful music video, with Bets saying, "In honor of the first Violent Femmes album turning 40, I made a music video for my cover of Add It Up. Went to Tokyo, met some amazing artists/collaborators, did karaoke and am so excited about the video."
Los Angeles native Betsy Hershey who played her first ever live shows at South by Southwest weaved through her musical journey led by chance and passion in equal amounts. With her shoegaze-tinged cover album of Violent Femmes’ 1983 debut lauded for the infusion of her ethereal yet exhilarating touch, Bets continues to pull us into her carefully crafted yet abstract world of pop.