Aside from a high profile Coachella stop last year and a handful of other tour dates, all has been relatively quiet on the La Roux front since touring for her "authentically '80s" self-titled debut wound down. But Elly Jackson, the well-coiffed British singer behind the French moniker, returns today with news of her sophomore record Trouble in Paradise, and a dusky synth-pop banger called "Let Me Down Gently."
La Roux previously comprised Jackson and producer Ben Langmaid, but Langmaid appears to have not been involved with Trouble in Paradise. For this new nine-song set, Jackson worked with producer Ian Sherwin, who engineered a portion of her debut.
This new cut, which debuted on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show, hews closer to the neon hues of the Italians Do It Better stable than La Roux's previous output. Though not as not as instantly gratifying as "Bulletproof," the song portends good things for Trouble in Paradise, due July 7 on Polydor. You can check out "Let Me Down Gently" below alongside the track list, album cover, and some upcoming tour dates.
Trouble in Paradise track list:
1. "Uptight Downtown"
2. "Kiss and Not Tell"
3. "Cruel Sexuality"
4. "Paradise Is You"
6. "Tropical Chancer"
7. "Silent Partner"
8. "Let Me Down Gently"
9. "The Feeling"
La Roux tour dates:
June 1 - Toronto, Ontario @ Danforth Music Hall
June 2 - Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis
June 3 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
June 6 - New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
June 7 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre
June 8 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
July 1 - London, England @ Conway Hall
July 11 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium *
July 12 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
July 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *
November 5 - Glasgow, Scotland @ O2 ABC
November 7 - Leeds, England @ Metropolitan University
November 8 - Birmingham, England @ The Institute
November 10 - Bristol, England @ O2 Academy
November 14 - Norwich, England @ UEA
November 15 - Oxford, England @ O2 Academy
November 16 - Manchester, England @ Ritz
* with New Order