'Betsy' b/w 'What Is Love?'

(2014)   Back

The first and only release from relatively unknown British singer/songwriter William N. Dalton, 'Betsy' is a song about unrequited love. On the B-side of this single (released in an run of only 17 pressings), 'What Is Love?' is a more conceptual and witty take, using sections of free-form spoken word to liken everyday objects to the nature of love. N. Dalton only performed these songs live a handful of times - and allegedly in his final performance he had already forgotten the words to 'Betsy'. Thus, these are the best surviving recordings.


Will Dalton is an artist and writer based in London. He uses the materials of everyday life to explore how our personal experiences are shaped by the objects, places and spaces around us.