Speaking about the video, Little Boots, whose real name is Victoria Hesketh, said that the video was inspired by the cult Wim Wenders film Paris Texas. She said:
“The inspiration for the video was partly from the Wim Wenders film Paris Texas and the idea of a peep show revolving around headphones and listening to music as opposed to talking. The idea is that everyday characters enter a booth and on listening to the song their extrovert selves appear in the reflection, so the song is a way of releasing their inner selves and setting the crazier side of them free.”
Asked why she’d opted for this, Hesketh said: “We wanted to create an energetic party atmosphere to fit the song whilst avoiding the cliches of a lot of current club themed videos.”
Then asked about the inspiration for the song itself, she added:
“It was inspired by the idea of wanting to go out with your friends but not enjoying the music being played, so sneaking your own headphones into a club so you can dance to the music you want to, kind of the ultimate silent disco soundtrack!”
Little Boots has just completed a short UK tour supporting Scissor Sisters.
Little Boots – ‘Headphones’ (Snippet)