Little Boots, “Taste It”

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 11.04.14 in Listen to This

As she revealed in a refreshing Sunday Times editorial around the release of her last record (2013’s Nocturnes LP), Little Boots didn’t last long in a major label system that was more concerned with manipulating her image than supporting her solid electro-pop music. Now free to do what she pleases with her own On Repeat imprint, the singer/song sculptor has recruited a couple midstream producers (Com Truise, Jas Shaw of Simian Mobile Disco) for a stopgap EP (Business Pleasure, December 1) meant to set the stage for a proper album next year. “Taste It” gets things off to a skittish, synth-glazed start, with wobbly bass lines and steam-pressed hi-hats rounding out a rhythm section that lines up with Little Boots’s sugar-dusted hooks perfectly.

“For the first time I’m in a place where I’m truly in control of my career both creatively and logistically, which is incredibly liberating and exciting,” she explained in a press release. “It’s such an inspiring time for empowered young women.”

Not to mention fans of mad-for-it pop music.