When we last checked in with pop wunderkind (and Clovis native) Ryan Betty, he was heading out on a national tour with Australian pop singer (and friend) Cody Simpson. At the end of the tour, he said he would be back in Los Angeles in the studio working in his album.
From my story in The Bee:
He knows fans are waiting, and he is eager to release new music. But he also wants to make sure it’s done right.
He could write a song for the radio, get it done and out quick, he says.
“That’s not what I’m about.”
He thinks about longevity.
He wants to create something authentic and true to himself and his inspirations — guys like Stevie Wonder and Billy Joel, and bands such as Electric Light Orchestra.
“Once I release it, it’s going to be out there forever, ” he says. “It’s not like I can be like, ‘Hey, just kidding.’ “
And now we get our first taste of what he might have meant by that. Beatty just released a lyric video for “Chameleon.” This is the first release from his a self-titled EP that will be released Oct. 8 Watch the video on the jump and let us know what you think?
I’ll say this: While I am not in Beatty’s target demo, his voice really works for me here.