La Roux is the stage name of singer and keyboardist Elly Jackson. The English synthpop act was initially formed with Elly Jackson and producer Ben Langmaid, but he left the band at the beginning of this year. That didn’t alter La Roux’s abilities or persona at all, however. Elly Jackson is the face of the band, with backup musicians helping her out at every performance. The music they create is heavily influenced by eighties bands such as Erasure, Depeche Mode, and Eurythmics, and it’s very clearly heard in every single one of La Roux’s songs. Her self titled debut album was highly successful, with the hit single “Bulletproof,” and Elly Jackson proved that she is a strong contender in the world of electronic music. Her new single “Let Me Down Gently” showcases some of the same qualities seen in her last album, but seems smoother and more relaxed. It definitely sounds more mature and sophisticated, and it’s the perfect teaser for her upcoming new album. “Let Me Down Gently” is from La Roux’s new album Trouble in Paradise, which will be released on July 7th of this year.