Right from the very beginning, Little Boots always came off as an experimentation-first pop artist. But with each step she takes, she claims to be claiming more creative control. 2013 LP ‘Nocturnes’ landed her a DIY cover, all eyes on an artist breaking three from label demands and striding onwards to a perfect final destination.
As she approaches album number three, however, Victoria Hesketh is only now claiming that she’s “truly in control” of her career “both creatively and logistically.” Meaning, in a sense, that everything waiting round the corner is her doing. Hence the title of her new EP, ‘Business Pleasure’, which places power in her decision making, from the sharp suit she sports in its artwork to the similarly sophisticated breed of synth pop defining lead track ‘Taste It’. “Now the wheels are in motion,” she claims atop a playful, unorthodox beat. Perhaps everything that’s come before is just a hint of how far Hesketh can go in experimental pop. Mind you, fancy tricks will never outdo a hook like the “can you taste it on your lips like liquorice?” head-turner that seals the deal on this track. No doubt Little Boots is still combining two very different worlds - a oneupmanship of creativity alongside a pop sensibility.
The 'Business Pleasure' EP is out 1st December.
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