Taking influence from late Nineties Everything But The Girl (“house-influenced music that told stories.”), and early millennium spooked R&B ala Cassie and Lumidee, Little Boots has premiered a new track titled “Taste It” off her forthcoming EP, Business Pleasure, out December 1st.
Produced by Com Truise (of Matthew Dear’s Ghostly label), Simian Mobile Disco’s Jas Shaw, and Grammy-winning Atlanta mixer/producer Chris Carmouche (Outkast/Janelle Monae), the Blackpool-born songstress has crafted a visceral world of stories, hooks and beats, channeling the posturing and paranoia of inner-city tension in 2014 into a manifesto of perfect ‘DIY pop’ and ‘narrative house’.
“For the first time I’m in a place where I’m truly in control of my career both creatively and logistically, which is incredibly liberating and exciting,” she recounts of her subject matter. “I wrote a piece for The Times last year about my experiences of pop-life and then setting up my own label, and the response was overwhelming. It’s such an inspiring time for empowered young women.”
Little Boots will release her third studio album some time next year.