'Awkward Pop' pioneer Belot delivers her shimmering new single ‘Kiss You’, through Republic Of Music
Fuelled by bouncy synths and funk-infused groove, 'Kiss You' follows the stellar release of 'Bed' earlier in the year, which received support from BBC Radio 1's Jack Saunders and BBC Introducing. The shimmering single continues to follow the same bold and vibrant dynamic that we've seen from Belot over the years - a unique sound that she has cultivated to be all her own.
Her sweet and refined vocals paired with playful and catchy lyricism creates a dance along melody which is everything we love when it comes to pop music. Be sure to indulge into the world of Belot this summer and you won't be disappointed.
Speaking about the new release, she said,
“’Kiss You’ is about realising that you have feelings for your friend whilst they are dating someone else that you feel is wrong for them. You’ve been patiently waiting for them to catch up and realise that you're the one for them! Secretly you are just hoping they’ll make the first move.”
Belot is a 21-year-old songwriter based in London, who is about to unleash her own distinct brand of cheeky, honest, vulnerable pop music onto planet earth. Surrounded by music from a young age, she listened to the likes of Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, The Beach Boys and Al Green being regularly played in the house growing up.
She fluked her way into the Brit School at the age of 14 and throughout her time there she started to formulate her own vision of the sort of music she wanted to make and how she wanted to be perceived as an artist. Her musical journey continued – soaking up music of The Strokes, Phoenix, Andy Shauf, Flume, Alt J, Metronomy, early Kanye West, and the aggressive dubstep of Kill The Noise.
They all had a marked influence on her mind during a key stage of her songwriting – toying with electronics and melodies and lyrical meanings…as Belot puts it herself,
“I wanted to make music that had the attitude of The Strokes with their angst and lyrical directness and to incorporate the sincerity of Andy Shauf with the sonic attack of gritty and funky electronic sounds. I am happy to be confrontational and direct. I try to write stories with the honesty of a best friend, not embarrassed to come across as frightened and awkward”.
2021 will see Belot follow up on her debut EP.
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