Little Boots announces ‘Silver Balloons‘, the first single from her upcoming self-produced album. The track will be released on 24th September via her imprint On Repeat Records.
Little Boots will also play two special intimate solo performances, showcasing material from the new album at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club in London and at Manchester’s Deaf Institute.
This track is a taste of things to come, harking back to her original true DIY disco pop roots, with Little Boots, real name Victoria, will be not only penning the track but also stepping up as a producer for the first time. With a bouncing analogue bassline that begs to be strutted to, trademark squelchy synths, soaring keys, and spooky sweet pop melodies delivered by ethereal vocals, Silver Balloons harks a return to form and Little Boots in her very essence.
Of the track Victoria says, “Silver Balloons is in many ways a metaphor for all the cancelled plans and parties of lockdown, all of the disappointments as one by one we watched many of our hopes and desires burst like shiny balloons at the end of the night. All we have left is each other; coming together and holding tight to hope is the way we have all seemed to get through the last couple of years. Sonically I was listening to a lot of classic 70s songwriters during the making of this record while really putting the piano at the centre of everything, so you can hear echoes of Elton John, Carole King, The Bee Gees, even Wing. The piano and vocals in this track also really remind me of one of my all time favourites Saint Etienne. I’m also especially proud of 100% writing and producing this record myself, and it being totally powered by my fans via their support on Patreon.”
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