Buzzed-about electronic/rock duo BLACK BOOTS has exclusively partnered with mtvU and MTV Clubland for the world premiere of their new music video for “Streetwalker.” The video will continue to spin several times throughout the day on the mtvU network, as well as have prominent placement on MTV Clubland, which airs at 3am PT/ET on MTV. Watch the video online now at www.mtv.com/videos/black-boots/921367/street-walker.jhtml. “Streetwalker” is available now on Ultra Music at http://bit.ly/12JuxD8.
BLACK BOOTS–LIGHTKNIFE (production) and MIKEY FRANCIS (vocals, production)–explore further into the depths of song and verse with “Streetwalker,” the follow-up single to “Flash Of Light.” Shimmering synths build alongside MIKEY’s elegant delivery as the song swells into an irresistible refrain. Words will not be forgotten on this towering dance floor rollercoaster that features a hypnotic female vocal cameo from MIKEY’s cousin Katie Roberts.
Media reaction for the single has been overwhelmingly positive. Here’s what’s already been said about “Streetwalker”:
“You’d think from the name ‘Streetwalker’ that this song is somewhat dark or would belong in Blade Runner, but it’s actually upbeat, happy, and makes you feel all sort of things. If you’re in love, be warned, it may give you butterflies. Black Boots deserve to be listened to, held on to for the duration of the song, and far beyond that.”
“Creating a track with an emphasis on their indie inspired vocals, BlackBoots matches the progressive house standard of 2013 and exceeds our expectations with a booming synth lines and a guest vocal from Katie Roberts…While they might ‘walk the streets alone,’ all members Lightknife and Mikey Francis will need to do to pack stadiums is keep making tracks like this one.”
“This new release is a great summer track because it features some really uplifting progressive house synths and beats…”
“They’re continuing their electro-pop assault with ‘Streetwalker’, a big-room dance anthem with a hook destined to stay in your head for days.”
“…‘Streetwalker’ that could rival the radio-friend hits of fellow producers David Guetta, Calvin Harris & Tiesto.”
“‘Streetwalker’ is about struggle, loss and redemption of one’s self,” shares the group. “When you have hit rock bottom, when you have lost all that is important, when you stare at yourself in the mirror and don’t recognize the person you have become, we hope you can find comfort in this song because you are not alone. There is something bigger and better out there for you to be a part of. Find that and find your way home.”
Since their worldwide debut with the track “Rebels In The Night” in November 2012, BLACK BOOTS has built a rapidly growing fan base and earned accolades from the media. Billboard.com wrote: “New Ultra Records signees Black Boots aren’t the typical EDM outfit. The Las Vegas-based duo–producer Lightknife and vocalist/producer Mikey Francis–eschews neon for black leather, abandons mainstream polish for a punk aesthetic, and aims not only to move crowds but to create a movement. Lightknife and Francis’ sound joins full-bodied electronic production with raw indie-pop vocals, all fueled by a devil-may-care, rock ‘n’ roll attitude.” (1/30/13) Elsewhere, Alternative Press included BLACK BOOTS on their 100 Bands You Need To Know list and Vibe.com tagged them in their “30 DJs To Watch in 2013” feature