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Sarah Bettens

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Belgium (2004 – present)

Sarah Bettens (born September 23rd, 1972 in Kapellen, Belgium) is the lead singer of the Belgian band K’s Choice. She is known for her enigmatic, smoky, raspy, husky voice. Her EP “Go” was released in 2004; she released an album “Scream” in 2005, which was followed by the release of “Shine” in 2007.

“I had been wanting to do this for a long time,” Bettens has said of her solo career. “It’s a whole new challenge, and it kind of makes me feel like it’s my first record. Everything has a new level of excitement to it, especially touring.”

In the summer of 2006, Bettens played several of the summer’s biggest European festivals, in front of crowds of more than 20,000 people. Gigging with new musicians, Bettens was thrilled with the reaction from fans. “The shows were amazing,” said Bettens. “The K’s Choice fans were really excited that I’m doing something different, and people who didn’t know me from Ks Choice really responded to the new songs. It was way beyond my expectations.”

The new songs that Bettens has written as a solo artist have also surpassed her expectations. As part of K’s Choice, Bettens wrote songs with a certain sound in mind. Now, on her own, she feels more able to explore herself as an artist, taking risks and blending pop, rock and folk to create a new radio-ready sound that goes beyond anything she had done before.

Bettens takes a chance with her lyrics as well, taking a political stance and tackling issues that are important to young people everywhere. The first single from Scream, “Not Insane”, has been described by Bettens as a mini-protest song, attacking people who cannot tolerate others who are different or who live alternative lifestyles.

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  • usamike

    one of the best francophone artist who can sing in English like natural born English woman ! even with a few bhrum of irish in her voice.

    17 Oct 2013 Reply
  • vbovickybo

    Top Listener, respect!!

    19 Jun 2012 Reply
  • FrenchBeekeeper

    Tu es une des plus belle voix que la terre ait connu... Je T'aime Sarah

    17 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Leporine

    Just discovered this artist with her song "The Soldier's Song".... ♥breaking... love it...

    20 Jan 2011 Reply
  • nicolman

    Bye Boom is a great song !

    18 Sep 2010 Reply
  • cherylhand

    sarah bettens is so awesome. her music inspires me, it is what i listen to when i need a soul check. i play it to my girlfriend when im in the mood for love. you rock sarah!!!!

    15 Sep 2010 Reply
  • johnnylanvin

    Hello ! This is Jimi Hendrix !!! And I said Ram Exponention is the BEST & NUMBER 1 around the UNIVERS !!!! Beleive me !!! Don’t strike my friend again !!! Because ! we shoud be close the Last.fm !!!

    15 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Reinasha

    yyyyyyyyyyyuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!! me late , me late su musica.... y su ropa tambien jeje.

    9 Apr 2010 Reply
  • disquesmodernes

    K's Choice will play at the RELENTLESS GARAGE in LONDON on MAY 11th. Tickets for this gig are available on http://www.seetickets.com/s.asp?a=k%27s+choice&p=6635 . Get yours quickly.

    26 Jan 2010 Reply
  • man-called-adam

    Come Over Here is on Kraak & Smaak's Remix Sessions, thats how i found the track....

    17 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Angelastic

    I don't understand how a song which isn't on any of her albums is the most played... how do people even know this track exists? Apparently it was on a movie soundtrack, but how is it that more people saw the movie and bought the soundtrack than know about Sarah in other ways? Or was it just well-publicised in the US? The soundtrack isn't even available here. Same with Someone To Say Hi To... I only have that song from the K's Choice album but apparently Sarah sang it by herself on some soundtrack and everyone else has that version. I never realised movie soundtracks were such a powerful way of publicising music. Mind you, I don't listen to the radio so I'm more likely to discover a song from a movie soundtrack than from, say, a single. Still unlikely, though.

    5 Jan 2010 Reply
  • vividaudio

    I am seriously freaking obsessed with "All of This Past". WOW. What an AMAZING song.

    23 Oct 2009 Reply
  • derrobbi

    She is so cute. I fancied her for her style before she herself knew she was lesbian...if that makes any sense :)

    5 Oct 2009 Reply
  • XileaN

    Err.. Happy birthday! =P

    23 Sep 2009 Reply
  • AngeloolegnA

    Por cierto, la descripción del la artista se nota k esta hecha pro alguien a quien le gusta, está muy bien hecha ^^

    26 Jul 2009 Reply
  • AngeloolegnA

    I love all of this past but.. can anybody advice me about more great songs and her albums???? i´m really interested in her music

    26 Jul 2009 Reply
  • samneale

    woooooooo go Sarah! best rock/pop music ever... LOVE this album!!

    14 Jul 2009 Reply
  • JakeyWolf

    <3

    25 Feb 2009 Reply
  • TheGunth

    Thank any higher power that there is still a Sarah Bettens to listen to.

    23 Feb 2009 Reply
  • SilentPoet82

    It's been wonderful and crazy knowing you!

    19 Dec 2008 Reply
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