Sunday 28 May 2017

La Roux star sorry over album delay

Elly Jackson of La Roux has apologised for how long the band's second album is taking
Elly Jackson of La Roux has apologised for how long the band's second album is taking

La Roux front woman Elly Jackson has apologised to fans for making them wait so long for the band's second album.

The electro band have not released a single for a year, while they concentrated on cracking America.

But Elly promised fans she and co-producer Ben Langmaid are getting together to pen some new tracks.

"I know it has been a long time and I am sorry for that. We have started writing, just at home not in the studio and it has been more relaxed.

"For me, I would love the second album to be out now but we just haven't had the time," she said.

Elly revealed the new album will have a totally different sound from their 80s-inspired debut, which spawned massive hits Bulletproof and In For The Kill.

"I've been listening to a lot of old disco songs, but it is something I'm wary of because we don't want to sound too flamboyant. I just want the new album to have a more human feel. I want it to be more accessible, warmer and I want it to appeal to older people, because I don't think the first album did."

Elly was speaking before she performed a secret gig in Manchester, sponsored by the new car Nissan Juke.

"I'm worried no one will turn up, but I just wanted to give something back to the fans. It's just nice to go to a free gig isn't it?" she said.

But she need not have worried because hundreds of fans worked out the cryptic clues and turned up to watch the one-off, hour long set.

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