Monday, 25 February 2013

Little Boots - Motorway


Whilst her debut album was clearly influenced by dance music, Victoria Hesketh a.k.a Little Boots has been dabbling much more into club territory with the intermittent releases of HeadphonesShake and Every Night I Say A Prayer.

Now her second album, 'Nocturnes' (pictured), is finally set for release in May.  Motorway is the first single from the album and continues the club theme.  It's a hypnotic slice of ethereal disco that's precisely crafted and perfectly matched by the ghostly video.

That said, it's lacking a punchy chorus so feels a little forgettable.  Motorway is a slow-burner that's missing the giddy rush the title might insinuate.  Clearly Hesketh is still torn between pop and dance, with her best work to date balancing the two extremes.  It's a dichotomy that is likely to continue with 'Nocturnes'.

3/5

Listen: Motorway is available as a free download on the Little Boots website.