Victoria Hesketh is a Blackpool, Lancashire, UK-born, Los Angeles, CA-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, electronic music artist, DJ and producer, best known by her critically and commercially successful solo recording project Little Boots, a project that actually derives its name from a nickname a girlfriend of hers gave to her, as a joking reference to Hesketh’s unusually small feet.
Hesketh’s forthcoming EP, Burn finds the renowned British-born singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, electronic music artist and DJ collaborating with some of the finest (and most talented) female, electronic music producers, and interestingly, the EP finds Hesketh leaning towards what may arguably be the most straightforward, club friendly material she has released in some time — perhaps since her 2013, Tim Goldsworthy-produced Nocturnes. “Creating a project focused on female talent is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and the process was incredibly inspiring. The producers involved hail from more underground backgrounds sonically and have very different approaches, but what tied everything together was their open mindedness and embrace of pop hooks and melodies,” Hesketh says of the concept behind the EP. Burn‘s first single “Shadows,” pairs Hesketh’s sultry and ethereal vocals with a thumping yet shimmering, classic house music-leaning production, featuring infectious pop hooks from renowned underground producer Joyce Muniz.
As Hesketh explains, “The song is about trying to get on with your life but sometimes the past can get the better of you or overshadow you, and that’s ok. Sometimes you would rather take the darkest traces of someone’s love than lose it altogether, but when you finally break free from that cycle you open yourself up to new opportunities, and that’s often when beautiful things start to happen. Ultimately, the single finds Hesketh and Muniz focusing on the confusion of love and lust that should be universal and so frustratingly familiar — and yet, it makes such profound music.
“I really wanted to channel that dark, pulsing dance floor feeling but combine it with emotive lyrics and an uplifting melody, to get a kind of ’tears on the dance floor’ tension. I collaborated with Joyce Muniz, who is an amazing Brazilian producer and DJ based in Berlin. I’ve been a fan and spinning her tracks out for a while, so I was super excited to work together on this.”