La Roux Begins Mapping Out Sophomore Album
Published Nov 27, 2009Following the release of her debut album and a pretty massive 2009, flame-topped Brit Elly Jackson is already setting sights on her second La Roux full-length. Talking to BBC 6 Music, the singer revealed the duo are heading to France in the coming weeks to begin work on their sophomore effort, though it may be a while before we see the record's release.
"We're going to stay in my manager's house and use the quiet time to our advantage," Jackson said. "We've only got two weeks writing time between Christmas and the summer so unless we manage to write a record in two weeks I don't think there will be anything in terms of a second record for a while."
And while La Roux's new album may still be a ways away, Jackson and La Roux producer Ben Langmaid have started mapping out a plan for what the album will sound like.
"Ben and I have got a fairly clear idea of what we want to do, but we haven't actually started doing it yet so we don't know how it's going to sound," she said. "I think there will be a natural instrument or two on there though which will make a change from the first record."
In the meantime, Jackson says to prepare for some new versions of tracks from La Roux's 2009 debut.
"There might be a few things in between this album and the next that people can get their teeth into," Jackson said. "We've got a stripped down version of 'Bulletproof,' which we did on Radio 1's Live Lounge and played at Glastonbury. We've also done a new version of 'In For The Kill,' which we're still working on and I think I'm going to develop it into some kind of remix."