Betsie Larkin + White Zoo – Tidal Wave

Her lyrical pen anything but idle in 2019, this week sees American singer/songwriter Betsie Larkin return to the release fore. Songs finished and new productions banked, with a literal wave of emotion she unleashes her first of the year.

A subtle-yet-devastating surge of soul-touch lyrics and heart-on-sleeve delivery, cut into an exceptional production, Betsie sends her ‘Tidal Wave’ your way today. 

For its release she’s clubbed together with German boundary-pusher White Zoo, a producer who – through artist albums like ‘Into The White’ and ‘Zooperload’ – has himself generated waves aplenty. 

Across its three mixes, he cuts ‘Tidal Wave’s musical cloth from housier fabric. Percussive loops sit atop substantial bass, as White Zoo checks its funk with cooler warping elements. 

Betsie pushes the envelope again, allowing her delivery a darkly grooving, almost hypnotising feel. Revelatory lyrics unfold, adding the final edge to ‘Tidal Wave’s emotionally charged swell.

A track every bit as much for heads & hearts, as it is for clubbing feet, you can experience ‘Tidal Wave’ here from today ( 


01: Betsie Larkin & White Zoo – Tidal Wave  

Erik Lake

All this machinery making modern music can still be open hearted.