Eleanor “Elly” Jackson AKA: La Roux has released a remix of her new single “Automatic Driver” featuring Tyler, The Creator. Elly recently released her third album ‘Supervision’ (her first in five years), with the alternative version of ‘Automatic Driver’ reuniting the pair following Elly’s appearance on Tyler’s full length IGOR.
The soulful, disco groove of ‘Automatic Driver’ is taken into predictably-unpredictable territory by Tyler, The Creator, casting the breakup track in a thrilling new light. “We asked Tyler if he would rework/remix something, and he agreed,” says Elly. “But we weren’t sure until very recently whether he had been working on it or not. And then I got sent the track, and loved it immediately. It felt like he had reached into my brain and rearranged it but in a way I almost preferred. That’s pretty rare.”
La Roux is a record which Elly dreamt-up, wrote, played and produced from her kitchen in Brixton She finished things up with producer Dan Carey, before setting up her own label – Supercolour – and returning with brilliantly-technicolour first single, ‘International Woman Of Leisure’ (a personal manifesto, in many ways, about not taking anymore shit).
Following a rapturously-received return to the live arena (including two intimate shows at London’s Fabric) La Roux’s rescheduled live plans will follow in due course.