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La Roux talks disco rift with bandmate

By | Published on Thursday 29 May 2014

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A now-solo Elly Jackson has reacted a bit to the glaring fact that her one-time La Roux collaborator, Ben Langmaid, is missing from LR’s new LP, ‘Trouble In Paradise’. Apparently the pair were simply on different pages sonically, since Langmaid wanted to stay with the synth-pop vibes of La Roux’s debut for its follow-up, whilst she was on a real “rare disco” hype.

Speaking in this week’s NME, Elly said: “I came to him with some rare disco references and he made it very clear he didn’t like them. There wasn’t a great deal of understanding. Sometimes I thought we were on the same level, but then from the production that would come to light, I didn’t feel that we were. I wasn’t happy with the way some of the demos were sounding”.

She added (with some sang-froid): “On the album, there are maybe two songs that have similar production styles to the way that I started them with Ben, but they were essentially demo tracks and I felt they needed a lot of subsequent work”.

Ow, that’s cold. Hear Elly forcing those “rare disco” vibes she so loves on ‘Uptight Downtown’, the topmost official single off ‘Trouble In Paradise’ (which drops on 7 Jul), now: