V V Brown to release new album Lollipops & Politics - tracklist [Video]

V V Brown

Long awaited details about V V Brown's sophomore release on Capitol Records are taking shape and the record's title and track-list are official.

Lollipops & Politics is the next album from the British singer-songwriter.

Now this 27-year-old dynamo, who hails from Northampton, England, is back with her second album which finds her taking a major stylistic leap by bending herself into experimental musical shape.

V V Brown to release second album + November 2011 tour dates

The first single from Lollipops & Politics, "Children" was released digitally in the states on September 20th and features rapper Chiddy (of Philadelphia's Chiddy Bang).

Produced by Rihanna, Mary J Blige, and Ne-Yo collaborator Chuck Harmony (whom V V worked with on five of the album's tracks), "Children" is a hip-pop classic, with one ear cocked to Kelis' "Milkshake" and the other to T. Rex's "Children of the Revolution." "It's pop," V V says, "but that doesn't mean it can't be interesting."

Other highlights on the album include "Be Yours," a Ronettes-style ballad introduced by a wall of drums and a dream-like killer chorus ("It's the only love song on the record," V V says, "I find it hard to write love songs when I'm happy") and "Like Fire," which opens against two minutes of fuzzed-out discordant synthesizer and builds to a cinematic, hurricane climax of strings and a voice unleashed.

"I'm so proud of that song as I wrote it myself, played all instruments, and arranged the strings," V V says. Then there's "Famous," which V V co-wrote with her other producer Bjorn Yttling, of feted Swedish indie rockers Peter, Bjorn and John.

V V Brown's debut, Travelling Like The Light, was released in the U.K. in 2009, followed by release in the U.S. last year, and spawned gold-certified single "Shark in the Water" which led to V V's career-making performances on Ellen, Rachael Ray, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and The Late Show with David Letterman.

She also brought her electrifying live performance on tour in the U.S. in 2010, opening for the likes of pop rockers Maroon 5, Owl City and Little Dragon.

Check out a clip for "Children" featuring Chiddy cut to behind-the-scenes footage of the creation of the album - video:

TRACKLISTING FOR Lollipops & Politics:

1) Children featuring Chiddy (of Chiddy Bang)
2) Famous
3) Red Balloon
4) Tough Like Glue
5) Climbing High
6) Heartbeat
7) Be Yours
8 ) 10 Ft Tall
9) Circus Town
10) Like Fire

Photo credit: Paul Kalirai

Buy CDs, MP3s, more:

V V Brown on Amazon.com

V V Brown on Amazon.co.uk

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