Love knows no boundaries in Betty Who's sensual interpretation of Donna Lewis' “I Love You Always Forever.”
The 24-year-old Australian pop singer (real name Jessica Newham) is currently working on her followup to 2014's Take Me When You Go album, which she says is currently "all over the place" but in the finalizing stages, so to give fans a taste of what's to come, Newham put forth an ethereal cover of the 1996 hit single.
“I wanted to make a video that was like a soft moment and basically love people around me and explore that in a way,” she tells Vogue. “That to me is what the song is about—loving someone unconditionally no matter what, and exploring the idea that love is unconditional no matter who you’re loving, whether it’s your dog or your mother or your best friend or boyfriend or girlfriend or husband.”
In the video, Newham is seen being intimate with both sexes.
"Well, regardless of its relevance to culture currently, I think it’s important to show a familiar face to some people. If there’s a 14-year-old boy who’s sitting in his house in Arkansas, and he sees the “I Love You Always Forever” video and sees me with a boy and a girl. . . . Because the video isn’t particularly sexual. I think it of it as more romantic. And so if there’s a young person who sees me with both a man and a woman and thinks, “That’s romantic love and it could be anybody,” if it gives anybody freedom to feel something that excites them or scares them or challenges them, that’s my goal.
Expect to hear Betty's new single by the end of summer.