La Roux star sorry over album delay
Published 24/09/2010 | 23:08
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.