June 19, 2009

Friday Night Music: Little Boots

Little Boots is a big deal in the UK. She has a hit single called "New In Town." You can watch the video here. . It's a fun summer song, but the video shows Little Boots' is a bit deeper than just being good club music. Her video for "New In Town" is full of ironic deconstructions of "the city." Her city isn't glamourous and full of fancy bars and conspicuous consumption. Instead, it's riddled with homelessness and gang violence. And yet, there is agency here. The downtrodden residents of the city Little Boots showcases can still have a good time, despite their dangerous, impoverished and precarious positions. It's good Friday night music that makes you think, so enjoy!

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