Wednesday, June 8, 2011

La Roux

Fiery haired and French Elly Jackson is the daughter of Actress Trudie Goodwin.  She is one half of the synth-pop project "La Roux" (the red-haired one).

As a child, she was a fan of folk music artists like Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake, from which she drew much inspiration for her earlier work.  As she grew and developed her music, her sound began to evolve into a more electronic brand.

In 2006, she began working with keyboardist and music producer Ben Langmaid.

Their debut single, "Quicksand" was released in 2008, and instantly became a hit, earning the band much acclaim in the U.K.  The next spring, their second single "In for the Kill" debuted at number 11, and their third single, "Bulletproof", debuted at number 1!

Though her sound continues to evolve and change paces, the headnodic beats of their first, self-titled album is renowned for its 80's influence, danceable beats, and ambiguous storytelling.  Her entire album is great; the celerity of her songs are overall very appealing and receptive, while maintaining a pace with which many artists can't parallel.

Many artists have remixed this song.  The Skream remix has made it a dub step classic, and was used in the 2010 trailer for the Sega console game Bayonetta.

24 comments:

  1. Love your blog man, always nice to wake up to some good music!

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  2. This post is both intriguing and fascinating, keep up the great work.

    //Cheer§

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  4. This chic is catchy, I don't love this song though. Have you heard that other song of hers bulletproof remixed by major lazer? Any how followed.

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  5. I like this version better than the Skream remix.

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  6. Interesting read

    I've never heard of her before though lol

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  7. Good stuff! Great to see somebody who actually knows her haha

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  8. Really high quality dance music :) keep me updated on the latest music!

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  9. Never was really interested in La Roux until I read this. Thanks for the enlightenment.

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  10. I reaally enjoyed the music on the video. Good post.

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  11. Loooove her. In for the kill is an awesome song.

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  12. Ben is not a "keyboardist"! Elly plays everything.

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  13. Love this song and "Bulletproof", nice post.

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