Monday, 12 May 2014

La Roux - Let Me Down Gently

The last two times we saw Elly Jackson aka La Roux she was:

1. In a salt beef sandwich restaurant in Selfridges (allegedly the best salt beef sandwich restaurant in London).

2. Playing some new songs last year at Brighton's Concorde which suggested that album 2 was (1) imminent and (2) quite different from the first one.

We don't know about you, but we wouldn't have thought that Ellie Jackson is the sort of girl who would go to a salt beef sandwich shop. So combining this thought with part (2) of item 2 above we've been preparing ourselves for something quite surprising from La Roux for ages now.

And now we finally get to hear it. 

And it’s rather good. 

It's actually not that surprising, but it is at the same time.

If Let Me Down Gently was a salt beef sandwich it would definitely be from Selfridges. Why?  Because it’s instantly recognisable, a signature dish, but the meat (music) is succulently rich with lots of peppercorns and bay leaves (interesting bits). It's instantly tasty but with depth and delivery to savour and not rush.

La Roux is basically the Selfridges salt beef sandwich of the pop world to Lady Gaga's cheese and jam one or the ploughman's lunch of Mumford & Sons.

Here’s the song, just in case you haven’t heard it yet.

La Roux - Let Me Down Gently

1 comment:

Chris said...

Wow! This is exciting news, thank you so much for bringing this into our lives - I love salt beef, so will be checking this sandwich shop out.