Sylvia Black has gained international attention as the vocalist of New York-based electro pop outfit KUDU, and for her collaborations with the Black-Eyed PeasMobyWilliam OrbitKelisSpank Rock (who you should catch live if you want to be reminded of the decadent fun of the 2 Live Crew), the KnocksTelepopmusik, and others. Performing under the pseudonym Betty Black, Sylvia Black’s sound as a solo artist manages to mesh garage rock, Southern gothic blues, spaghetti Western soundtracks, and atmospheric electronics while lyrically her songs explore love, lust and longing in a fashion that’s sensual while feeling deeply unsettling and anxious. 

Her latest single “Come Back Lover” is a eerily haunting song that manages to mesh the wall of sound production style of Phil Spector with the swirling psychedelia of the Jesus and Mary Chain, as you’ll hear layers upon layers of gritty guitars, driving motorik-styled bass and Black’s seductively (and yet hauntingly sad) crooned lyrics that describe losing a lover to the call of road.