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

on May 27, 2014, 2:43pm

London synth-pop songstress Elly Jackson, a.k.a. La Roux, returns with her sophomore album, Trouble in Paradise, on July 8th via Cherrytree/Interscope. Already we’ve heard the club-ready “Let Me Down Gently”; now Jackson’s revealed the LP’s first official single “Uptight Downtown”.

An impressive marrying of modern electro-pop and ’70s disco flair, the song’s flush with strut-worthy funk and soul. Listen in below, followed by the single’s artwork.

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Trouble in Paradise Tracklist:
01. Uptight Downtown
02. Kiss and Not Tell
03. Cruel Sexuality
04. Paradise Is You
05. Sexotheque
06. Tropical Chancer
07. Silent Partner
08. Let Me Down Gently
09. The Feeling

And catch La Roux on her upcoming tour dates, including a festival appearance at Governors Ball.

La Roux 2014 Tour Dates:
06/01 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
06/02 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
06/03 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
06/06 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball
06/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre
06/08 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
07/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium *
07/12 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
07/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *
11/05 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC Glasgow
11/07 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Metropolitan University
11/10 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy Bristol
11/14 – Norfolk, UK @ Norwich UEA
11/15 – Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy Oxford
11/16 – Manchester, UK @ The Ritz

* = w/ New Order

Plus, watch her new video for “Let Me Down Gently”:

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