London-born pop-synth royalty La Roux have finally returned after a 5 year hiatus since their self-titled, Grammy Award-winning album.
Following their dancefloor anthem, Bulletproof, vocalist Elly Jackson confided “unless we manage to write a record in two weeks I don’t think there will be anything in terms of a second record for a while.” Well, we’ve waited long enough and the time has finally come for them to drop their first single in half a decade, Let Me Down Gently.
The mood is first set with Elly’s breathy ad-lib & synth washes, creating an almost morose atmosphere divergent from their last album.
Bringing us in ever so gently with her desperate crooning, the song crescendos into a steady electronic beat before plunging us into silence. A brief moment is lent for us to gather our thoughts, before the breakdown turns the song on its head with synths-galore, a sax solo & the classic Elly Jackson we know and love.
It’s a delicious taste of what’s to come.
Let Me Down Gently is the first release from La Roux’s upcoming album, Trouble in Paradise, due out July 7th.
Trouble in Paradise Tracklist:
1. Uptight Downtown
2. Kiss and Not Tell
3. Cruel Sexuality
4. Paradise Is You
6. Tropical Chancer
7. Silent Partner
8. Let Me Down Gently
9. The Feeling