Review: "make a home" - Randy Beth
“make a home” is a melancholic but uplifting song pondering on safety and comfort. Beth’s voice is husky and soulful as the guitar emphasizes and pairs with the emotion oozing out of her voice. Beth proudly narrates her queer relationship, as “She left me by the porch again…Lips a royal shade of blue”. There’s no question or shame when she shares who she is. Music is one of the most intimate things you can share in the world, and Beth bears her soul to anyone who hears this song.
From the guitar strumming in the background to the uncertain note the song is ended on, Beth masterfully brings listeners through a story in her life. Beth’s voice varies from narration and being emotion-filled, full of hope as she asks “Can we make a home?” to her presumed partner. A slow crawling indie-pop song, above all, Beth’s song carries intimacy. As she shares her feelings and conveys herself through her song, the audience gets a feel for the kind of person that Beth is.
Randy Beth is a singer/songwriter currently living in New York. Though she had mostly just released theatre or covers, she just released two singles. Beth is a proud lesbian musician and is passionate about using her voice to add to the representation of the LGBTQ community in the media. For her, music is something that’s deeply personal. With music, she’s dug deeper and reflected and grown more and more as she releases more of herself into the world through the art of music. As she gains traction, Randy Beth is definitely one to watch.
Written By Megan Cao