SoCal singer-songwriter and producer Betty Moon recently released her ninth album, entitled Hellucination, featuring two tracks – “Save My Soul” and “Crazy (What You Make Me)” – on the current ballot for Grammy nominations in the following categories: Best Pop Solo Performance, Song of the Year, Best Music Video, and Record of the Year.
The fact that Moon is on the ballot is a good thing and well-deserved, because not only is she talented, but she works hard at her craft and always has. She got started back in the late ‘80s in a band named Bambi, releasing a homemade album, Rock On. Bambi did it all: functioning as distribution hub and making their own music videos.
They sold thousands of records, catching the interest of the music industry. Before long Moon was signed to A&M Records, releasing her self-titled album in 1991. But then Polygram swallowed up A&M and Moon was put on ice. Rather than surrender, Moon forged ahead, starting her own label, Violet Records, and reviving Wellesley Sound Studios, all while continuing to release new music
In 2005, Moon founded Evolver Music, Inc. Initially, Evolver’s thrust was to handle Moon’s music and music videos, but quickly expanded into artist development, music licensing, video production, and marketing. A few years later, Moon moved to Los Angeles, releasing her fifth album, Rollin’ Revolution, followed by appearing on the main stage at the Sunset Music Festival, along with Marilyn Manson, Steve Aoki, and The Offspring.
Moon released Amourphous in 2014, Pantomania in 2015, CHROME in 2017, and 2019’s Hellucination. At the present time, she’s preparing to release another album. What sets Betty Moon apart, aside from her lush sensuous voice, is her delicious melding of electro-pop, EDM, pop, future house, and rock elements into music at the tip of the vanguard.
To quote Virginia Slims’ iconic ad campaign, “You’ve come a long way, baby.” From a DIY band in Toronto to running your own production company to being on the Grammy ballot in four different categories. Through it all, music was the lifeblood and still is.