La Roux – “Tropical Chancer”
Having sung her entire debut through her larynx, it’s good to hear Elly Jackson (the only member of La Roux left) reinvent her singing style on the much-delayed follow-up Trouble in Paradise. After an electro ballad (“Let Me Down Gently”) and a dance track (“Uptight Downtown”), she offers this reggae-spiced skanker, leading me to believe she’s not going for stardom or trendsetting, but longevity. Good move, Elly. Good move.