Happy people. From left: Gary McAuley, Betty B, Ralph Weekes and Printz Board at the launch of the EP Behind Bars. (Picture by Christoff Griffith.)
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Singer Betty Griffith-Payne has a new name, a new EP, and a new attitude.
Betty B launched her new four-track album Behind Bars last Saturday night at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre before a gathering of family, friends, singers, musicians, industry players, supporters and other specially invited guests.
The tracks Light My Fire, Practice, So High, and Why Should I Stay (Why SIS) featuring Canadian rapper Snow were produced by Grammy Award-winning musician, artiste, producer, songwriter Printz Board from Los Angeles and Gary McAuley of the popular Canadian pop group The McAuley Boys.
The songs, available on Spotify and iTunes, have an international sound with a Caribbean feel, catchy vibes, and good lyrics.
Printz told The Nation that he and Betty worked together writing the lyrics so “it’s her story within it.
“The energy, the concept and the vibes and everything I helped to mould that,” he said.
Betty said that during her incarceration she didn’t know how she would have made it without God. That period also showed her that making music and singing was really what she should be doing.