Betty Boo

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Get Me To The Weekend is utterly irresistible. Built around an incredibly canny sample from the Human League’s monolithic Love Action, it arrives just in time for a much-needed party season. A moment of pure pop perfection based around a universal sentiment, Get Me To The Weekend sticks in your head on first listen and refuses to vacate – not that you’ll be asking it to make space anytime soon.

“The muse came back out of nowhere during lockdown and I have made the record I should have made when I was 25.”

Betty Boo (Alison Clarkson) is a Brit and Ivor Novello Award winning singer/songwriter/producer from west London. After a chance meeting in McDonalds on Shepherd’s Bush Green, she ended up supporting Public Enemy on tour in the US with her Hip Hop trio The She Rockers. In 1989, she featured as guest vocalist on The Beatmasters’ Top 10 single – Hey DJ/I Can’t Dance (To That Music You’re Playing); her first solo single – Doin’ The Do – was released the following year and announced Betty Boo as a phenomenon in her own right. Doin’ The Do and the follow up Where Are You Baby? were both written and demoed by Betty Boo in her bedroom using basic sampling gear – a process she would return to in recent years after a period of writer’s block. Betty Boo r released two albums – Boomania and GRRR! It’s Betty Boo – and then mostly retired from the public eye.