Since La Roux’s debut album vaulted its way into our top 5 albums of 2009 Elly Jackson seems to have got the funk. From performing a duet with Heaven 17 on a cover of Sign Your Name by Terence Trent D’Arby (a man who released an album with possibly the worst title ever – Neither Fish Nor Flesh) for BBC 6 Music and at Bestival to citing Prince and Michael Jackson as inspirations, all the signs are that the second La Roux album won’t be a rehash of more 80’s inspired synth pop – in fact Jackson has been quoted as saying that she wants the next album to sound more “human.”
Further signs of Miss Jackson getting her groove on come with this new track from Chromeo – Hot Mess, which features the red haired one on guest vocals. With a hot and crispy production, there’s no doubt that Elly’s vocals raise the track to the next level and likewise raise our expectations a little bit for that second album.
The track, which is released mid January streams below, together with the video of the original version of the song (without Elly).Chromeo - Hot Mess Featuring Elly Jackson by Chromeo