La Roux’s debut is like some combination of ferocious feline and beautiful flower. Like a Tigerliliy, or something.

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in the crush of the dark i’ll be your light in the mist

La Roux – Tigerlily

Things I know about La Roux:

– La Roux is actually two people, not just young singer Elly Jackson. This is misleading because “la roux” means “red one” in French and well, Elly fits that description. Although maybe so does producer Ben Langmaid but nobody has every seen him. Ever.

– They came to my attention with the video for “Quicksand“. Lot’s of beautiful sunsets and crazy hair. Oh, and a good song.

– After “Quicksand” and second single “In For The Kill” got La Roux hyped out the wazoo, we were treated to two more tracks: “I’m Not Your Toy” and “Bulletproof.” The former was my favorite of the 4.

– As we wait for the album, the videos continue. “In For The Kill” features an awesome car and a lot of fruitless suspense. “Bulletproof” is borderline unwatchable as the video has no point and Elly looks terrible (and really British, if you know what I mean).

– Their self titled debut finally comes out. The songs we know hold up in context and there are even more good ones! What!? What is this Tigerlily song? It’s fantastic. Over super funky bleep and bloops Elly sounds feistier than ever and her energy covers the track.

– The only bad part about “Tigerlily” is the Haunted Mansion voice that comes in towards the end. Why? If that’s Ben then no wonder he stays hidden. Weirdo.

– “Bulletproof” is at number 1 on the UK charts and Elly hits the headlines with some racy comments about slutty women and her status as a “boy-looking girl.”

– Silly comments or not, I really like this album and only wish Little Boots had pulled out an equally impressive debut. I was really rooting for her…

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5 replies
  1. Blake
    Blake says:

    The “haunted mansion voice” on Tigerlily was inspired by “Thriller”, so says the album credits. I also heard that it was her father who lent his voice to the track, but can’t confirm. LOVE the album!

  2. Blake
    Blake says:

    The “haunted mansion voice” on Tigerlily was inspired by “Thriller”, so says the album credits. I also heard that it was her father who lent his voice to the track, but can’t confirm. LOVE the album!

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