The wait is (almost) finally over. Little Boots has finally announced details of her second album. After months of teasing in the form of the singles Shake, Every Night I Say A Prayer and Headphones (two of which make the new records tracklist, the insanely infectious Headphones remains in single land) Boots has dropped the new records title and release date. Titled Nocturnes, the album is set for release in May and features production assistance from the likes of DFA’s Tim Goldsworthy, Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford and Hercules And Love Affair’s Andy Butler.
Our first (new) taste of what the album holds comes in the form of Motorway. We first heard Motorway back in summer last year when she played XOYO, at the time we commented that it would be a good album lead-in track (not that anyone will believe us), and it so obviously is, showing off perfectly what the new record is all about. Whether Boots is making Dance Music more personal, or personal music more dancy, she walk the line, here, between a deep, hypnotic, dancefloor groover and a gentle, haunting, SynthPop epic. Injecting a fragile humanity into dark, intoxicating, House beats, Little Boots delivers a spellbinding track, both musically and vocally. The big ominous, yet somehow uplifting, grand piano doesn’t hurt either.
Little Boot’s Nocturnes is released 6th May on Little Boot’s own On Repeat imprint.
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