NYC’s reggae-pop fusion artist Betti Mac shares upbeat single “Billionaires”
Jamaican native blends upbeat pop, with dance-remix style and reggae inspiration off her upcoming debut EP
New York City – NYC-based and Jamaican native Betti Mac shares her new single “Billionaires”. An upbeat pop track provides a dance-fusion mix to groove to in the coming summer months. It comes off her upcoming debut EP titled Beth MacFarlane, due out later this month.
Leading with a dance, pop-remix style, Betti Mac also pulls notes of reggae, RnB and modern pop influences into the track. The single pushes the powerful message to live your life, and aim high, letting music and happiness lead the way, regardless of what others think.
Billionaires is a positive up-beat song that everyone can relate to. In these times, it’s easier now than ever to be a millionaire so why not go higher and thrive to be a billionaire. – Betti Mac
The lyrics of “Live your life / and be free” open to a pulsing track, pushing a much-needed message in an over-saturated and busy world. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day worries of life – especially in the hustle and bustle of NYC – and Betti Mac reminds listeners to be themselves, follow their dreams, and enjoy the ride. Hailing from Jamaica, Betti Mac fuses together a unique sound from a diverse range of influences including reggae-greats such as JC Lodge and Pam Hall, to pop legends including Whitney Houston. “Being from Jamaica W.I. and growing up there is everything ‘BettiMac’ music where Reggae is concerned, but the pop part of my music is a mixture of American & European music as I’m influenced by both cultures.”
Her upcoming EP, Beth McFarlane, due out May 31, provides seven tracks ranging from emotive and moving slow-burners, to energizing, upbeat tracks like “Billionaires”. Betti Mac offers originals as well as some covers on the release, with a notable tribute of Whitney Houston’s “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”.
Listen to “Billionaires” Now on Spotify, Apple Music, and Bandcamp!
About Betty Mac
Beth McFarlane aka ‘BettiMac’ is a solo singer-songwriter and recording artist who hails from Stony Hill / St. Andrew, Jamaica W.I. She is the youngest of ten children, ‘De Wash Belly’ as they would say, she had her singing television debut at age eight on a popular children’s show hosted by the late Louise Bennett, ‘Ms. Lou’. BettiMac continued singing wherever she could at her school and around town, knowing it was what she wanted to do as a career, but her parents did not see it that way. At seventeen, after singing at her high school graduation and seeing how her parents and the audience were moved and congratulating her, she knew it was time to make a move on her singing career.
A few years later, BettiMac debuted her single and music video “Brown Eyes Blue” on her own record label Prosperity, which was only released in Jamaica W.I. Shortly thereafter, BettiMac started a family and a business which led her to be out of the music industry for ten years.
Fast forward to 2000 R.I.P. Daddy! BettiMac was back in the studio, singing her heart out to the tunes of Britney Spears “Lucky” and Shania Twain “You’ve Got Away” reimagined in reggae style. The latter of the two songs led her to her second journey in music, recording and releasing her debut album Icy Spicy Girl (2008) and a slough of singles and mix CD’s followed. Now, she presents her debut EP self-titled Beth McFarlane in 2019. A blend of influences across seven tracks, merges old and new inspirations for fans to get excited about!