La Roux (pronounced /laˈruː/) is a British electropop synth duo band made up of singer Eleanor “Elly” Jackson, and synth player, co-writer and co-producer Ben Langmaid. Jackson describes their respective roles as “very much a half and half sharing situation… not like a singer producer outfit”, but also recognizing that it often can “look like a solo act”.. Their music is influenced by 1980s synthpop including Yazoo, The Human League, Heaven 17 and Blancmange. In french, La Roux means “the redhead”, like Jackson’s color of hair. But with a mistake: “la” is a feminine article and “roux” is a masculine name. The correct translation would be “La Rousse”.
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