Undoubtedly, one of my favourite alt-pop talents of the week has to be London-based songwriter Belot.
Her new single ‘Harmless Fun’ channels an almost Prince-like aura through its bouncing production and glittering guitar hooks, and is certain to win you over after just one listen.
“‘Harmless Fun’ came about during the first lockdown in the UK. I found myself binge watching Modern Family, and it led me to this idea. The concept was essentially: What if the Dad character Phil Dunphy turned up to a conference thinking it was going to be a very legitimate and educational work conference and then all of a sudden he sees a whole bunch of businessmen absolutely hammered. He swiftly realises this is an adult version of spring break. The song is about giving in to the lighter side of life, and not being afraid to let your hair down. After all that’s what life is about, having fun!”
Already garnering praise from the likes of BBC Radio 1, The Line Of Best Fit, Earmilk, Official Charts and Record of the Day, this artist’s style of ‘awkward pop’ is rapidly winning her a legion of fans.