Boots, real name Victoria Hesketh, was the beneficiary – and victim – of a tidal wave of hype back in 2009. Her hastily released debut album, Hands, was destined to be something of an anticlimax; nonetheless, it did manage to breech the top 5 of the UK album charts and consolidate Hesketh’s status as “one to watch”.
All of which means there’s quite a bit riding on Little Boots’ sophomore album, due out in early 2012. ‘Shake’ is the first taster of it, and boasts sure-footed production from James Ford.
“The song came in the latter stages of writing the new album,” Hesketh says. “James and I had been emailing, and unusually both had a free day. It was one of those that just came out. Immediately it felt right. It also shed a new light on a lot of the other songs I’d been working on for the album.”
The single is released today (November 14) on limited edition vinyl and download, backed with remixes from Crazy P and Azari & III. More information here. You can download Little Boots’ Shake Until Your Heart Breaks mix above.