Betta Lemme on how new dance track I’m Bored started out as a joke
"To be honest, this wasn't one of my favorite songs in my archive until I realized how much I began relating to it… and that scared me."
Betta Lemme has just released her latest single “I’m Bored.” This track follows Betta’s last release “Play” which was shared with fans back in 2019. Betta has captured countless listeners around the world by singing in English, French and Italian seamlessly. Her unique connection with supporters and impressive vocal ability competitively sets Betta apart from other artists.
In an exclusive interview with United by Pop, Betta Lemme opens up about her recently-released single “I’m Bored” and more.
What can you tell us about your brand new single “I’m Bored” and its message?
“I’m Bored” was written one year ago. I didn’t think anything of it until recently when I realized how much I started relating to it. I began seeing people on the news who were still going out and living their “best lives” despite the fact that they were actively putting others at risk. That being said, I’d much rather fantasize and be bored at home than join that ride. Right now, being bored is a privilege and I’m going to embrace it.
Can fans look forward to any special visuals to accompany it?
Oui! The “I’m Bored” video is a vertical video I filmed at home on my iPhone… and it’s probably the closest thing to being on FaceTime with me. People will have a sneak peek into my everyday life which like many, has consisted of eating my feelings, hugging a stuffed animal I’m quarantining with and video calling my dearest friends… all whilst making sure my brows look snatched to give me a sense of routine and purpose.
How does this track differ from singles you have released in the past?
Well, the ones I released in the past felt iconic whereas “I’m Bored” was originally written as a joke. To be honest, this wasn’t one of my favorite songs in my archive until I realized how much I began relating to it… and that scared me. So in perfect 2020 fashion, I said: “sod it.”
You can sing and speak in three languages! Have you always written your songs using all three and how does that process differ from writing in just one language?
I think writing in French makes it easier to be romantic and spiteful at the same time.
English is my native and most comfortable tongue… so writing in English is easy….yet writing lyrics never seems to be. Writing in Italian brings out confidence. I never write a full song in Italian or French…only a sprinkle.
Your fans are so dedicated and support every project that you put out. What is your favorite part about having that support system and what do you want new fans to know about you?
My favorite part about my glittery support system is that they haven’t unfollowed me just yet. Kidding… kinda. My favorite part about the people who like my music is that they’ve stuck by me ultra patiently, in hopes of hearing something new. What I want my fans to know about me is that some wild songs will be following this one.
What would you say your goals are for the rest of this year?
Do you have any dream collaborations?
Yes! I have a few people I’d love to sit by the piano with. For now, off the top of my head, there’s Lauv, Rina Sawayama, Indila, Cher, and Mr. Burt Bacharach.
Currently, who have you been listening to and/or has inspired you in the music industry?
Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of ABBA, Dorian Electra, and Pet Shop Boys. People who have inspired me in the music industry are the teams who work endlessly to ensure their artists can be themselves and release what makes them feel connected to the world. Being surrounded by kind, authentic and unapologetic leaders is what inspires me to fight for my own art on the daily.
Listen to “I’m Bored” here.