Single Review: Little Boots – Headphones

By on Thursday, 7th June 2012 at 12:00 pm

She wears her headphones at the disco apparently and after last month’s delve into her new material with ‘Every Night I Say A Prayer’ (previous Video of the Moment here), this upbeat dance track is just what was needed to re-whet everyone’s imaginations for Little Boots.

Since the international success of her June 2009 debut album ‘Hands’ demanding touring schedule, Victoria Hesketh, aka Little Boots, has emerged from her Dead Disco and DIY bedroom-artist days into one of pop’s shining figures, whilst still maintaining an appeal to the underground. Now she’s back and readying her second album for release. So what does ‘Headphones’ give away about the direction she’s gone in?

Well, from the off, it’s got funk. That bass line alone shouts out to times long gone but gladly not forgotten. The tune’s desperately catchy and that’s all before you get to the chorus. “I wear my headphones at the disco and nobody ever has to know / I wear my headphones at the disco and when the music stops then you’ll hear me singing la la lalala” sings Little Boots. It’s got everything a good pop song needs without resorting to the cheap tactics of autotune, guest appearances for hit counts or even taking that much of a step away from what made ‘Hands’ such an enjoyable record. It’s doubtful whether this will set the charts alight, but it’s got that kind of vibe that should push it across the airwaves all summer. Time to press repeat again…


‘Headphones’, the new single by Little Boots, was made available digitally starting last Sunday (the 3rd of June). An EP including the original and four remixes will follow on the 16th of July on 679.


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