After 2009’s Hands, her dazzling debut album, Little Boots' Victoria Christina Hesketh is set to release her second full length on May 5th (via her newly launched label On Repeat), and she dropped the infectious and haunting first taster, “Motorway,” today, along with Crystal Castles-like dark visuals. British electropop singer/songwriter/producer have teamed up with DFA's Tim Goldsworthy, Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford and Andy Butler of Hercules and Love Affair for the new record and named it Nocturnes, because it is “an album indebted to the night.”
"Much of the ‘dance music’ we’ve been bombarded with of late leaves me cold, and recently it feels like Proper Songs have somehow gone out of fashion. So a big part of what I wanted to do on this record is show that you can produce dance-pop that’s both interesting and artistic, but maintains the magic of classic pop songwriting," Hesketh said of her new direction.
"Motorway" is not the only synthy goodness we’ve heard from Little Boots this year. About a month ago, she have dropped a terrific dancey number titled "Superstitious Heart" on Leeds label 2020 Vision. Released both as a 12” vinyl and a digital package under the pseudonym LB, Superstitious Heart EP includes the super-catchy and bouncy club-induced title track (co-written with UK house phenom Maya Jane Coles and James Ford, and produced Coles), the b-side “Whatever Sets You Free,” and instrumental and dub remixes by Ralph Lawson and PBR Streetgang.
You can watch the video for “Motorway” and listen to the Superstitious Heart EP below, and grab a free download of “Motorway” on Little Boot’s official website for the price of an email. Enjoy!