La Roux 'changing vocal' for new LP

20/01/10

Elly Jackson, one half of electro-pop duo La Roux, says she's changing her voice for her forthcoming second album.

Their self-titled 2009 debut was typified by Jackson's shrill vocals.

Jackson and bandmate Ben Langmaid are writing material for the follow-up in between touring commitments.

She said: "The vocal style will be different, I've changed the way I sing. Not on purpose, it's just happened, seeing things I can do with my voice."

Whilst Jackson's love of 80s pop music was strongly evident on their first album she says the new record will see them introduce a new sound.

"The type of music I like now is completely different," she said. "I don't listen to 80s music any more. Obviously I still do but not the same type of 80s music.

"I've listened to a lot more Italo-disco and old funk. The influences will be very different for the next record."

Despite picking up two nominations for this year's Brit awards Jackson said she was "pleased" with the recognition but "not something me and Ben hang on massively".