Little Boots the British singer and DJ aka Victoria Christina Hesketh has released a new track, “Lesson” alongside DJ Kiddy Smile. The song illustrates the artist’s soothing voice against an electronic disco beat. The song echoes with lyrics, “If you are the answer let me be the question. Desire is a dancer and love is the lesson.” The two voices weave in and out against a solid beat track that fades out gently. On August 2, Little Boots will release her new album, JUMP which she describes “is about a jumping off point, about rediscovering your inner strength and identity and reaching a place where you are ready to take risks again, about throwing caution to the wind and challenging yourself.”
She describes her new track, “Lesson” to be about about choosing to love yourself and own your desires, and the interplay between passion and deeper feelings. Hesketh explains, “I have been a big fan of Kiddy Smile for a while, he is such an icon and pioneer of the Parisian ballroom scene. The sonic feel was inspired by my recent disco house DJ sets. it reminds me of dancing on hot summer nights under the stars or driving around the city after dark with the windows down and the music loud.”
The new album, JUMP will be released under her own On Repeat Records, the project was created alongside house-music producer Cyril Hahn. Hesketh was previously a member of the band Dead Disco a group she met while studying at the University of Leeds. Dead Disco began playing gigs around the north of England; their live gig in the headline slot at the “In the City” event in Manchester which gained them enough recognition to get a recording stint with James Ford. With the success of several sell out gigs and an appearance at the Leeds Festival, the band moved to Los Angeles to begin recording their debut album with Greg Kurstin. However, it was around this time that Hesketh herself began to write songs not in keeping with the band’s “indie” style.
In 2008 she left the band and in an interview with The Times said, “All the time I’d been hiding my own songs and finally I had to make the sort of music I actually wanted to listen to. Before I used to always think, ‘What would a jazz performer do?’ or ‘What would the band do?’ Now it’s so easy because it’s ‘What would I do?’ It’s just me.”
Since performing as a solo artist she has released three albums, Hands (2009), Nocturnes (2013) and Working Girl (2015) and a number of associated EPs and remixes. Hesketh has toured internationally both as a DJ-only act as well as with a full band. Hands reached number five on the UK Albums Chart and the singles “New in Town” and “Remedy” became top twenty hits.