La Roux Recording With Legendary Producer Nile Rodgers
La Roux made quite a splash with their self-titled debut album in 2009, with tracks like ‘In for the Kill’ and ‘Bulletproof’ dominating the U.K. Top 40 for weeks, and leaving themselves with a lot to live up to with their second release. But they’ve acquired a good luck charm to help ward off the sophomore jinx: legendary artist and producer Nile Rodgers.
Rodgers, who scored several gold and platinum records as a member of Chic before branching out into a wildly successful production career whose credits include such massive hits as David Bowie‘s ‘Let’s Dance’ and Madonna‘s ‘Like a Virgin,’ is lending his expertise to a set of songs that vocalist Elly Jackson described as “cheekier” and “a lot sexier” than the material on their debut.
“I totally fell in love with La Roux,” admitted Rodgers. “It was just insane. I only work with people who are monsters, and I was impressed with how organic and cool Elly was. She’s the person that’s in my crosshairs right now. British artists have a stronger knowledge base of music, it’s always experimental.”
“I’m not going to lie, I felt lots of pressure,” Jackson said in January when discussing the expectations created by such a successful debut. “What we did on the first record was great. If it was s— it would have been like, ‘Oh, it doesn’t matter what we do because it’s going to be better.’ I’m proud of that record.”
No timeline for the new release has been revealed yet — as Jackson put it in the same interview, “What’s the point in rushing the follow up? I would rather it was amazing.”