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La Roux

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London, United Kingdom (2008 – present)

La Roux is the project of Elly Jackson (born 12 March 1988 in London, United Kingdom; singer and keyboardist). It started as a duo in 2008 and became a solo project in 2011, when Jackson’s songwriting and producing partner Ben Langmaid left the group. Her music is largely influenced by pop music including Eurythmics, Depeche Mode, The Human League, Heaven 17, Yazoo and Prince.

The name La Roux (pronounced lah-roo) is reported to be chosen when Elly found it in a book of baby names. La Roux comes from the mix of the French masculine word for “redhead” and the feminine article for “the”, referring to Jackson’s distinctive hairstyle.

In 2006 Jackson and Langmaid were introduced by a mutual friend. Their first project was named Automan and they wrote largely acoustic music.

In 15 December 2008, La Roux released their first single “Quicksand” on Kitsuné Music label, reaching just #129 on UK. This single was followed on 29 June 2009 by their debut album La Roux on Polydor label. The album peaked at #2 on UK albums chart, #158 on US charts, and it sold over 500,000 copies worldwide.

La Roux’ second single “In for the Kill” was released on 16 March 2009. This single debuted at #11 on the UK singles chart and peaked at #2. The dubstep producer Skream made two remixes of this track: “In for the Kill (Skream’s Let’s Get Ravey remix)” and “In For The Kill (That Doesn’t Sound Like Skream’s Remix)”. Lifelike also made a remix entitled “In For The Kill (Lifelike Remix)”.

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  • _dallara

    cadê disco novo viada?

    19 May 1:06pm Reply
  • seafuss

    Trouble in Paradise is an excellent and very cohesive album. [2]

    16 May 6:46pm Reply
  • m_rius

    Trouble in Paradise is an excellent and very cohesive album. Let Me Down Gently & Sexotheque are pop perfection!

    26 Apr 7:43pm Reply
  • Mareritt_

    Let Me Down Gently!!!!

    26 Apr 5:29pm Reply
  • pyaz2004

    All E-Gens synthpop songs are available for free download on last.fm !

    23 Apr 1:33pm Reply
  • KevLonelyHeart

    por favor, só não demora 5 anos pra lançar um álbum novo [3] PFVR AMORZÃO, NÃO FAZ ISSO COMIGO NÃO

    21 Apr 1:36pm Reply
  • sounddirector

    I'll bet money, money, money I bet

    15 Apr 9:50am Reply
  • girlofdreams

    I met him through a dancer, didn't know he was a tropical chancer. <3

    10 Apr 6:34pm Reply
  • Satellite6

    Your music makes me feel funny.

    8 Apr 4:43pm Reply
  • Satellite6

    <3

    8 Apr 4:08am Reply
  • adryanodosreis

    Esperando o próximo show aqui <3

    26 Mar 1:38pm Reply
  • niqart

    Sexotheque ♥ [7] For the rich musically 2014 year - this is best song released. Really.

    13 Mar 5:12pm Reply
  • MayconIndie

    por favor, só não demora 5 anos pra lançar um álbum novo [2]

    12 Mar 2:21am Reply
  • HelgaLise

    Not bad

    27 Feb 1:50pm Reply
  • Filthgrinder__

    Holy shit her hair. ♥

    15 Feb 9:15pm Reply
  • ladymilano

    Nunca conheci uma pessoa tão amor com os fãs como a La Roux/La Croux toda! Da vontade de por cada um num potinho e levar para casa <3

    14 Feb 1:38am Reply
  • orchilds

    por favor, só não demora 5 anos pra lançar um álbum novo

    10 Feb 4:03pm Reply
  • MayconIndie

    paradise is you Elly <3 [2]

    7 Feb 4:16pm Reply
  • girlofdreams

    Adoro ela com o cabelo laranjão. <3

    30 Jan 1:56am Reply
  • Olrox

    Saw them yesterday and all I can say is they didn't let me down! Flawless performance and such energy! One of the best concerts I've ever been! Now I have extra reason to stay as a true fan!

    28 Jan 5:58pm Reply
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