Listen: La Roux’s new single “Uptight Downtown”

The feisty red head is back five years after debut album with single “Uptight Downtown”

Elly Jackson, better known as La Roux, has released the first single “Uptight Downtown” off her upcoming album Trouble in Paradise. Her main collaborator Ben Langmaid left La Roux during the writing process, leaving it to become a solo, one-girl show.

This is the first we’ve heard of the red head synth queen since her 2008 debut album Quicksand. With a similar sound to the La Roux you know and love, “Uptight Downtown” is sure to have you moving. Her new album is set to drop July 7, but if you cant wait until then, you can check her out on June 1 at the Danforth Music Hall. In the meantime though, have a listen here and let us know what you think.