May 12, 2014


La Roux Make a Dark Comeback With "Let Me Down Gently"

English synth-pop act La Roux were at the forefront of America's dance music obsession, with breakout single "Bulletproof" hitting the Top 10, leading the outfit to win the GRAMMY for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Now, more than five years after their debut single dropped, the British band revealed the first taste of their sophomore album, Trouble in Paradise

"Let Me Down Gently" utilizes the same '80s synths that made the group famous, but with a much darker feel. Backed by looming production, frontwoman Elly Jackson pleads, "Let me down gently / That's what I think I need / But when you let me down gently / It's still feels hard." Soon enough, crashing percussion and haunting choral vocals are added to Jackson's belts making for one eerie dance party.

The new track is the lead single from La Roux's forthcoming record Trouble In Paradise. Based on the tracklist that was also revealed today, the group looks to be getting more sexual than ever. Titles like "Sexotheque," "Kiss and Not Tell" and "Cruel Sexuality" have us looking forward to hearing the British band mix their synth stylings with a bit of sex. The LP drops July 7.