''LEAVE!'' (Little Boots Mix) b/w ''Crying Blood'' (Weatherall Mix)
Released On: Nov 24, 2009
Released By: Capitol Records
21st century, and even a model, VV Brown wrote and produced her own album, Travelling Like The Light. This promo 7-inch includes the Little Boots mix of "LEAVE!" featuring Little Boots and the primal Andrew Weatherall mix of "Crying Blood."
After receiving glowing reviews and performing unforgettable original songs with fresh, pulsating retro-flavored rhythms, VV releases the "LEAVE!" 7-inch in preparation for her exuberantly creative debut album, Travelling Like The Light.
VV's smart, fluent, intuitive fusion of timeless influences shines on this record. Electro-pop starlette Little Boots remixes VV's "LEAVE!," while Andrew Weatherall turns in his mix of "Crying Blood," packed with punchy, futuristic speed-freak energy. To tune in more precisely to VV Brown's quirky yet emotionally resonant references, think more Shangri-Las than Dusty in Memphis. And certainly, think more of the jagged, intensely-felt psychodramas of Ellie Greenwich/Jeff Barry/Phil Spector/George "Shadow" Morton than the sleeker confections of Holland-Dozier- Holland. Moreover, VV's generational identity can be heard in the unmistakable indie and DIY feel of her compositions of Travelling Like The Light.
VV Brown does justice to a long tradition of strong, individual female voices that have had the power to define their times - Alicia Keys and Amy Winehouse, both prominent among VV's immediate inspirations. Since the European release of her album, VV has left an exciting visualtrail of official video clips and fan-posted television, online, and festival appearances all over the cybersphere. In all of these, she's an absolutely luminous presence, vocally, visually and creatively.