East London-based alt-pop riser Belot returns with the ultimate bop, "Harmless Fun". Peppered with glossy, buoyant beats, the single's vibrant guitar melody lines are infused with brightly coloured hues and feelings of 'what if'.
Teamed with a funk-leaning guitar motif, the track's effervescent nature pairs well with Belot's own brand of cheeky and unapologetically honest pop. With upfront lyricism that makes her work insanely relatable at times, her rich and vivacious sounds help to elevate the mundanities of everyday living and encourages your being to get up and boogie a little. Although "Harmless Fun" is bolstered by the idea of having fun, the track's freeing sounds entice you to live a little and let loose.
“Harmless fun came about during the first lockdown in the UK," she explains. "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!”
Belot's work, including this year's "Bed", remains to be a statement of colour and excitement. It's a clear sign that the 21-year-old BRIT School graduate is on a journey of great things, and with each release, she's showing us her multi-dimensional qualities.