Today, electro-pop artist, producer, and DJ Little Boots shares her latest single “Landline,” which follows September’s “Silver Balloons.” The new track continues her return to her DIY disco roots, arriving in the wake of her announcing her role as a performer in ABBA’s Voyage Concert.
“‘Landline’ is a nostalgic song about being a teenager in the ’90s, when you would spend hours clogging up the family phone line to talk to your school boyfriend or girlfriend,” Little Boots says. “I got thinking about this in lockdown as music was still something that helped me feel close to friends even if we physically couldn’t be together—emotionally you can still feel connected through a shared playlist or remembering an old track.
“That’s one of music’s superpowers,” she continues, “and it remains true throughout my life, whether it’s pressing play on a tape machine down the phone years ago, or dancing with my friends on Zoom through the pandemic to a favorite anthem. Sonically the track has a sunny disco feel, I wanted to channel classic Chic via DJ Koze, but through my own DIY sound, putting the piano and big vocal stacks at the center, then weaving strings and synth parts throughout.”
Hear the result below.