Headphones

Album: single release only (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This was the third track to be unveiled from Little Boots, aka Victoria Hesketh's, sophomore album. Asked by NME what motivated the song she replied: "It was inspired by the idea of wanting to go out with your friends but not enjoying the music being played, so sneaking your own headphones into a club so you can dance to the music you want to, kind of the ultimate silent disco soundtrack!"
  • The song's music video sees people in a booth wearing headphones. Hesketh explained its concept to NME: "The inspiration for the video was partly from the Wim Wenders film Paris Texas and the idea of a peep show revolving around headphones and listening to music as opposed to talking. The idea is that everyday characters enter a booth and on listening to the song their extrovert selves appear in the reflection, so the song is a way of releasing their inner selves and setting the crazier side of them free."

    Hesketh added: "We wanted to create an energetic party atmosphere to fit the song whilst avoiding the clichés of a lot of current club themed videos."

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