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October 28th, 2010
While they’re still considered a relatively new band, La Roux are already looking to ditch the sound that earned them their success.
In an interview with Spinner, singer Elly Jackson has admitted she’s sick of the synthesizer and is looking to move on in a different direction for their seconed album.
“”I don’t want to make synth music for the rest of my f**king life,” she says. “It was a time when I was into that, but whatever, it’s done with, it’s gone. The whole genre is so over. It was my thing and I’m bored with it. If I see anything more ’80s-themed, I’m going to bust.”
“It’s done with”? Well, that was short-lived, considering the group – Jackson and Ben Langmaid – only formed in 2008.
Still, Jackson says they’re hoping to experiment and discover something different than what gave them massive, universal hits “Bulletproof” and “In For the Kill.”
“I’m impatient for a new direction as anybody else is, but I think it’s going to be a bit of a new discovery,” Jackson says. “No more than six months from now, we’ll be really pushing it. But at the same time, we have some experimenting to be done. I know what my influences are, so there’s no problem there.”
As for the second La Roux album, Jackson says she wants a “brick of work.”
“I want [the next album] to be more human, more open, warmer,” she explains. “Short and sweet is really the way it goes down. I don’t like 14-track albums anymore. I want it to be nine or 10 tracks; sort of a brick of work. We’re not one of those artists that writes 50 songs and picks the 10 best ones. We write 10 songs and every one will go on the record.”Tweet