It’s been just over two years since BBC Sound of 2009 winner Little Boots, née Victoria Hesketh, unleashed Hands.
The stunning dance-pop debut (read the MuuMuse review now!) resulted in several gems, including the hypnotizing “Stuck On Repeat” and the RedOne-produced “Remedy” a storming pop tune which recalled all the best bits of Fame-era Gaga. Now, Boots returns with the lead single from her forthcoming sophomore studio album: “Stuck,” released today in the UK.
The song was crafted in just one day with James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco, responsible for production on such gems as Peaches‘ I Feel Cream (including the brilliant “Lose You”) and Beth Ditto‘s stunning 2011 eponymous solo EP.
From the press release:
“The song came in the latter stages of writing the new album,” Boots explains. “James and I had been emailing, and unusually both had a free day. It was one of those that just came out. Immediately it felt right. It also shed a new light on a lot of the other songs I’d been working on for the album.
“Everybody shake ’til your heart breaks,” Boots croons on top of early ’90’s House pulsations (Inner City comes to mind) and an ever-so-slight Italo-disco crispness, recalling all the reasons I fell in Boots with “Stuck On Repeat” in the first place: Haunting vocals and timeless disco beats.
“I love the statement shake ’till your heart breaks: it’s that violent kind of romance that runs through some of my favourite songs,” she says of the song in the press release.
I’m utterly obsessed. If “Shake” is an early indication, Little Boots ain’t suffering from a sophomore slump anytime soon.
Little Boots – SHAKE by LittleBoots
Along with its digital release, “Shake” will be available as a limited edition vinyl. The song has also received the full remix treatment, including upcoming re-rubs by Azari & III and Crazy P.
“Shake” was released on November 14. (iTunes)