‘Harmless Fun’ by Belot – LISTEN

By RawKeith / November 17, 2021

With her previously shared delights “Bed” and “Kiss You” finding support from BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders and BBC Introducing earlier this year, “awkward pop” pioneer Belot returns once again to deliver the first single on her new home at Submarine Cat Records (UK) and Neon Gold (US), “Harmless Fun”.

Continuing the same rich and vibrant alt-pop direction she has curated for herself so far, “Harmless Fun” offers up more of that bold and glossy aesthetic we love her for. Channeling an almost Prince-like aura through its bouncing production and glittering guitar hooks, her newest effort signals the beginning of a new era for Belot, reemerging as a stronger and more carefree artist at the helm.

Speaking about the new release, she said, "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 essential: 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 realizes 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!"