“The best thing you can do is to forget everything, and forget you are ever that artist. Forget you ever did anything. Just pretend you start everything new, because you are.” La Roux stated this during an interview from Fuse.
La Roux is a English synthpop (also called electropop or technopop) group that was formed by singer Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid. Their first album La Roux was released in 2009, and it was a great success. Their songs such as “Bulletproof”, “In for the Kill”, “Quicksand”, and “I’m not your toy” were all very catchy and popular. However, Ben Langmaid and Elly Jackson split which causes a lot of delays. After five years of anticipation, her new album “Trouble in paradise” is finally out for us to hear it.
I was very happy and excited that I can have a chance to see her for her album tour in Los Angeles. It was held in Fonda theater ( it used to called Music Box before 2012 Golden Voice sport and entertainment group too over) which is on Hollywood boulevard, Los Angeles, California.
My friend and I got there around 8:30 PM, because it said on the ticket that the show started at 9PM. I always like Fonda theater, because it is a venue that you can have a very intimate experience during the show. The sound system at Fonda theater is also one of the best one in Los Angles concert venues.
the dance floor
A photo during our waiting.
At 10:30 PM, the lights went off. People screamed, shouted, and you can felt the excitement in the air. The band members all came out, and they all wore either white or black. It was a very clean and neat image of the whole band. When I saw the perfect hairstyle of Elly Jackson walked out and sang the first sentence of “Let Me Down Gently”, I knew this show is going to be very different from all the shows I saw.
It was very interesting to see that the light was barely on her, but it created a mysterious and secretive atmosphere for the performance. What was surprising is the electric feel of every song of her at live. It was fun, danceable, and very easy to sing along with. The sound of every instrument in the song, such as electric guitar, bass, keyboard, and the drums collaborated well together.
Let us talk about La Roux vocal Elly Jackson. One word: charismatic. I have never seen descriptions of hot, pretty, handsome in just one person. She grooved, she smirked (she barely smiled!!!), and she played electric guitar and drums by herself. No wonder all the cameras were on her, and no wonder her fans could not took their eyes of her. She gave out the kind of vibe that you have to be there and see her in person.
I was very glad I went to see her, because not only she performed the songs in the new album, but also the hit songs from the last one. Even though La Roux did not stop and talked to the fans, but I felt like it was because she wanted the performance to be consistent.
After an hour and a half non stop singing and the non stop dancing of the crowd, we had to say goodbye to her and her band. When I went back to the car, I suddenly felt the pain in my feet for standing almost four hours without rest. Thanks for La Roux, I totally did not felt it during the whole performance!
It was a great night to see an artist that disappeared for such a long time came back with an album of improvement and even more catchy songs for me to sing along. It was fun , creative, and you fall in love with La Roux immediately. I would love to go see La Roux again if I have a chance! There are La Roux’s song links below: