London “awkward pop” pioneer Belot has announced that her eagerly-awaited new EP, Harmless Fun will be released on June 10th. The announcement arrives alongside the new single, “Fake Phone Calls”, which is filled with rich and flamboyant textures. Listen to the song now below.
Fans can pre-save Harmless Fun HERE.
Speaking about the new track “Fake Phone Calls”, she said, “It is an unfortunately true tale about when I almost physically ran into my ex whilst walking with my new partner. In order to do anything and everything to avoid the hellish interaction, I fumbled and pretended to be on the phone and of course, my phone decided to ring at that very moment, so I panicked and crossed the road… She pretended she didn’t see me and the whole thing was the stuff of nightmares.”
While adding about the EP, “The Harmless Fun EP is essentially a diary of my early 20’s. Falling out of love, breaking up, navigating single life and falling in love once more. Over the last year or so I’ve definitely been learning a lot about adulthood, friendships and relationships. It sounds rather bizarre but the pandemic, albeit horrific in many many ways, brought me closer to the people in my life.
My best friend and I spent a lot of time living together in lockdown and creating in our little attic room in East London. It gave us both a huge buzz and we realised that in a time when everyone felt so powerless all we could do to contribute to the world was make our music. As soon as life started again my fire to get into sessions and the studio was at an all-time high.
Everyone I worked with had exactly the same sort of realisation that we are sooo beyond privileged to be working in a job that essentially lets us play with digital lego and see what happens.
So I suppose this EP is a little insight into my life, mistakes I’ve made, tequila I’ve overindulged in, ups, downs, left, rights, late nights, McDonalds bites. (Profound I know)
Even in the hellish storm of the pandemic and the biggest breakup of my life to date, silliness and laughter were constant in my life. The reminder of how delicate we all are, made it even more apparent that we can’t take life for granted. At the end of the day a bit of “Harmless Fun” never hurt anyone.”