Little Boots Mixes Business With Pleasure

Monday, December 1, 2014

Can you mix business with pleasure? Little Boots certainly believes it's possible. Serving as a preview for her upcoming third LP, Little Boots (aka Victoria Hesketh) has released, Business Pleasure a four-track set that keeps the London singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist in experimentation mode.

After hitting some speed bumps on her 2009 debut, Hands, Little Boots absolved the four-year break between projects with last year's Nocturnes, trimming the fat and synth over-zeal of her debut to create a streamlined dip into a Vice City nocturnal groove, with single "Every Night I Say A Prayer" leading the way.

For Business Pleasure, Little Boots has still got that chilled nighttime vibe on the brain, but this 'fourplay' is a bit warmer, frothier, especially when the cheeky minimalist of "Taste It" comes to pout, and "Pretty Tough" dreamily lounges in a spacious alt-R&B arena. The two stand-outs for me are the breathy '90s trance piece, "Heroine" and the skittish title track which plays in the waters that Prince couldn't compute back in 1983, showing off once again how much Little Boots has her ear tuned to the synthesized vibes of the 1980s.

With Com Truise on production duties, Business Pleasure, while brief and wanting, teases to what can become of Little Boots' evolving sound, and you can almost 'taste' the goodness that is to be in store.

You can get down to business by streaming the EP this instant, as well as take pleasure in the pre-order via iTunes.

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