"...Bettens takes a more sinewy route, adapting an approach that finds her keeping company with classic torch singers like Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and other divas of a barroom variety..."
“Sarah Bettens’ voice rings like an old silver chime. A smoky veil throws a burnish over the blinding clarity of her tone.”
“Former K's Choice singer Sarah Bettens steps out on her own and delivers an impressive set of pop rock that seems tailor made for mass consumption”
“Scream is bolstered by quality production and Bettens' voice, which skims between soprano and growl. Bettens plays seductive pop music that says all the hyperbolic cheesy things we secretly want to hear...”
“Spritely and intriguing, Shine ranks among this year's most valuable finds.”