B.et.a

B.et.a

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandPop

Beta:
1) Preliminary or testing stage of a software-under development
2) A Siamese fighting fish
3) A female indie popster

...epic, electronic, dance, magic, psychedelic...

Biography

Imagine Kate Bush was born in the new millennia, had a good night out with madonna, and, in a drunken-nay-giddy stupor, they both decided they should extract their lady eggs and put them in the same petri dish as David Bowie's goodies. After many months incubating, a little child was born… B.et.a.

Alright, maybe B.et.a is not the direct descendant of said artists. Maybe a distant relative who was an after-thought of weird decisions and centuries of cryonics. But you get the idea. B.et.a be great.

The daughter of a fighter pilot and Top Gun Instructor (the real-life "Maverick"), she grew up around adventure and the ideals of living your dream. "I am inspired by ideals of metaphysicality and actual life. My dad is the most idealistic person in the world. He taught me to go after my dreams like he did."

So, after four years at Belmont University (where she was recognized by the school and the music business community as one of the top vocalists) B.et.a started actualizing her dream via Nashville, TN.

Fast forward two years, during which she slept in the same bed as her sister, spent a little too much time street performing in purple spandex in downtown Nashville, a month wandering around in Europe by herself, and a solid 95 days breeding her Neon Panthers, B.et.a finally released her conceptual albumette "Queendom".

The albumette (longer than an EP, shorter than an album) showcases a sound she calls "Epic Poptronic… a mix of live and synthetic instrumentation that capture my [B.et.a's] love for the melodramatic". It's a sound that threads her massive Kate Bush-esque vocal range and melodies through a fabric of dance beats, analog synth, strings, disco and delicate ballads. All of which are adorned with her fantastical lyrics and "B.et.a-fied" sensibility.

B.et.a is most known in the Nashville community for her glamorized Janis Joplin appearance, 70's styling, and performances with her Troupe, The Neon Panthers. The Troupe (also known as "The Beta Troupe” and consists of band members to admirers) puts on outrageous performances, focusing on "extracting people from the here and now, and transporting them to a place of idealism, actualization, and most of all… fun.”

Lyrics

Queendom

Written By: B.et.a, Queen Erinia


Night time, is just my bright time
And I can take down all the shields that yield
The color of my heart that is so blue
A real deep royal blue

Queenly and narcissistic
I like to hide and dive around the people
I did not directly come to see
My people come to me

Dj's are my shining knights
Power is my divine right

I can't help it that the crown was placed upon my head
(That's what she said, that's what she said)
All the other girls around me think that I should be dead
(Off with their heads, off with their heads)
It ain't easy, bein' so pleasing'
But I can't help it
It comes with the outfit

I am the kind of woman
Who likes to take her smarts and chart her heart
Right onto tracks so everyone can see
I love publicity

Go ahead and spread out the royal carpet
And I can shake out all the stars that line my future
For the other ones to see
My future's guaranteed

Dj's are my shining knights
Power is my divine right

I can't help it that the crown was placed upon my head
(That's what she said, that's what she said)
All the other girls around me think that I should be dead
(Off with their heads, off with their heads)
It ain't easy, bein' so pleasing'
But I can't help it
It comes with the outfit

If you think you're gonna come
Get a little bit of some of what I got
Then you've gone and thought all wrong
Ain't been listening' to this song
Welcome to Queendom

I can't help it that the crown was placed upon my head
(That's what she said, that's what she said)
All the other girls around me think that I should be dead
(Off with their heads, off with their heads)
I can't help it that the crown was placed upon my head
(That's what she said, that's what she said)
All the other girls around me think that I should be dead
(Off with their heads, off with their heads)
It ain't easy, bein' so pleasing'
But I can't help it
It comes with the outfit

Wishing Well

Written By: B.et.a, Nanna, Kirkwood

Wishing well

Lying in my bed
Thinkin' about you
Stuck all in my head
Thought that I should make a move
Scared out of my mind
Following a love that's blind

Finally caught your eye
Thought that we were good
When all I did was try
I did everything I could
But things were less than fine
Following a love that's blind

All you are is a wishing well
And I wish this I wish but I just can't tell
I tossed all my dimes and my time so what the hell
You cashed my check and you're out the door
I can't work these seven jobs no more
I don't wanna wait on you
I'm way past poor

I won't apologize
For things I didn't do
When all you did was lie
Well it's time to have some truth
I've paid for your mistakes
It's time for you to pay your dues

All you are is a wishing well
And I wish this I wish but I just can't tell
I tossed all my dimes and my time so what the hell
You cashed my check and you're out the door
I can't work these seven jobs no more
I don't wanna wait on you
I'm way past poor

I want you to want me
I need you to need me

I won't apologize for things I didn't do
When all you did was lie
Well it's time to have some truth!

All you are is a wishing well
And I wish this I wish but I just can't tell
I tossed all my dimes and my time so what the hell
You cashed my check and you're out the door
I can't work these seven jobs no more
I don't wanna wait on you
I'm way past poor (2x)

Galaxy

Written By: B.et.a, Clark Richard

Galaxy

My soul is torn and tattered
My mind is sore and scattered, in this world
Nature takes advantage
Of hearts that need a bandage, in this world
The beach it meets the canyon
No sea as it's companion, in this world
Everything is missin'
The stars they fail to glisten, in this world

I sit back and I wonder
If the stars that I'm under (yeah)
Are the only things beyond my reach
Past my galaxy
My galaxy, my galaxy, my galaxy

Out amongst the stars
A beauty queen afar, in her world
Is wearing golden ladies
That always sing her praises, in her world
Words of sappy syrup
On lips pouty and perfect, in her world
The hunter meets the panther
With honesty and candor, in her world

I sit back and I wonder
If the stars that I'm under (yeah)
Are the only things beyond my reach
Past my galaxy
My galaxy, my galaxy, my galaxy

(background chant)
A universe beyond our reach
Way past the stars past our galaxy
Up there we'd be honest and free
Way past the stars past our galaxy

A universe, oooooo

I sit back and I wonder
If the stars that I'm under
Are the only thing beyond my reach
Past my galaxy
I sit back and I wonder
If the stars that I'm under
Are the only thing beyond my reach
Past my galaxy
My galaxy
My galaxy
My galaxy

Superfabulous

Written By: B.et.a, Elektra

Superfabulous

Like a legend
Walkin to the beat in my electric shoes
All the attention
Stick with me tonight, we'll make the morning' news
Boom! In the air, it's exhilarating
B.et.a is here, let's bump up the scene
Dance in the heat this beat's generating
Dance

We're feelin' good tonight
Superfabulous
And the beat is tight
Superfabulous
Music electrified
Superfabulous
Life in the spotlight
Superfabulous

We're actin' epic
Bigger than pulp fiction on a movie screen
You wanna get it
I'll share with you my jouissance and joie de vivre
Boom! In the air, it's exhilarating
B.et.a is here, let's bump up the scene
Dance in the heat this beat's generating
Dance

We're feelin' good tonight
Superfabulous
And the beat is tight
Superfabulous
Music electrified
Superfabulous
Enjoy in the spotlight
Superfabulous (2x)

Let's take it low down to the floor floor floor
you know this beat will leave you wantin' more
I hope you all enjoy the show show show
Cuz I'm about to hit my money note

Is that good for you

We're feelin' good tonight
Superfabulous
And the beat is tight
Superfabulous
Music electrified
Superfabulous
Enjoy in the spotlight
Superfabulous
Tell me what's on your mind
Superfabulous
Just trying' to get signed
Superfabulous
Come on get b.et.a-fied
Superfabulous

B-Bang Bang

Written By: Agee/Hanc/Shawe

‘B-BANG, BANG’…‘B-BANG, BANG’

VERSE#1

LEAVE THE MOTION TO ME, LAY BACK IN THE BEAT

I KNOW WHAT YOU NEED, JUST LET ME MOVE YA’

THE PULSE IN THE DARK, THE SOUND OF MY HEART

JUST LET WHAT IT DOES UNDO YA’

LET THE RHYTHM TAKE THE WHEEL

LET YOURSELF LET GO AND FEEL

LET TONIGHT BE ALL THAT’S REAL

MAKE IT REAL, MAKE IT REAL

MAKE IT REALLY, REALLY REAL…

CHORUS

HEAR THE BANG, BANG, BANG

THE WORLD’S AT THE DOOR

BANG, BANG, BANG

THEY’RE ROCKIN’ THE FLOOR

LET ‘EM BANG, BANG, BANG

WE’LL TURN IT UP MORE RIGHT NOW

SO LET’S GET LOUD

‘B-BANG, BANG’…‘B-BANG, BANG’…‘B-BANG, BANG’

BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG… BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG…

VERSE#2

BREATHE IT INTO MY SKIN, THEN DO IT AGAIN

I JUST WANNA DANCE UNTIL I’M MELTING

ALL HONEY AND HOT, ALL READY OR NOT

I DON’T WANNA STOP UNTIL WE…

LET THE RHYTHM TAKE THE WHEEL

LET YOURSELF LET GO AND FEEL

LET TONIGHT BE ALL THAT’S REAL

MAKE IT REAL, MAKE IT REAL

MAKE IT REALLY, REALLY REAL…

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE

LET THE WALLS SHAKE, LET THE DAY BREAK, WE WON’T COME APART

LET YOURSELF BE ALL AROUND ME, BABY, HERE WE ARE….’OH, WHOA, OH…’

SPOKEN

‘STEP, WHISPER, STEP, SIGH, STEP, LOOK INTO MY EYES

SLIDE, TOUCH, SLIDE, KISS, YEAH, THERE IT IS’

‘STEP, WHISPER, STEP, SIGH, STEP, LOOK INTO MY EYES

SLIDE, TOUCH, SLIDE, KISS, EVERY DANCE SHOULD BE LIKE THIS…’

REPEAT CHORUS

Discography

Queendom Albumette

Released: March 3rd, 2011