Music Review: “Need You Right Now” (CD Single)

Motavators, the time has come! Bethany Mota has released her debut single, “Need You Right Now,” featuring fellow YouTube sensation Mike Tompkins. But does the song really live up to all the hype?

The EDM-influenced pop track is a good song. It’s catchy, upbeat, and a great new song for fall, but like all tracks, this one does have some quirks.

For one thing, there’s too much auto-tune. If you’ve seen/heard the 15-second clips of her singing on Instagram, then you probably already know that Bethany is an amazing singer naturally. Which leaves me wondering why the producers auto-tuned her voice to the point where it doesn’t even really sound like her?

Another question I have about this song: Why does it seem like Bethany is featured in about 40% of the song? I know it’s supposed to be “FEATURING Mike Tompkins,” so I’m not surprised that he’s singing on this track. But honestly, Mike seems to be singing most of it, which makes it seem like this is HIS new song, FEATURING Bethany Mota.

All that aside, this song really is great. It has a great beat, ok lyrics (Just another love song… I’ve heard it all before), an AWESOME lyric video, and the potential to become a hit (it’s already being played on radio stations in the US, including Radio Disney). But I would love to hear Bethany do an acoustic version of this song, to showcase her amazing voice. WITHOUT the auto-tune.

Check out the official lyric video for the song (which was produced/directed by Brian Gonsar and Kevin Jonas) below, and let me know what you think!


“Need You Right Now”

Performed By: Bethany Mota & Mike Tompkins
Release Date: October 13th 2014
Recorded: 2014
Genre: Pop
Written by: Bethany Mota
Mike Tompkins
Produced by: Mike Tompkins
Kevin Jonas
Record Label: BME Music

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