Pom Poms’ “Betty” Video: Idolator Premiere
Did wonderfully haunting song “Betty” float into our ears via some magnolia-scented breeze from the hills of Los Angeles? And did duo Pom Poms ride in on the wheels of a 1968 Camaro with the aim of making the dreamy, surf-rocky indie-pop we desperately need in our lives?
However they did it, the pair have crafted one of the year’s more mysterious little gems with “Betty,” and today Idolator is premiering the song’s seductive video.
In the black and white clip, vocalist Marlene Gold floats in and out of focus while delivering lyrics like a lullaby, looking all the while like a vintage anti-pin-up girl suited for the wall of every bad boy, from coast to coast.
California beaches, sun-drenched skateboarders, stoic palm trees and Gold’s shimmying shadow glide through blown-out frames while Billy Mohler‘s instrumentation carries “Betty” through a blissful four minutes.
And, great news for you all you Angelenos: Following a triumphant NYC showing at CMJ, Pom Poms will be playing at The Satellite on Monday, October 26, at 9 p.m.