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re:verse : “Tigerlily” – La Roux

Good music speaks volumes… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking

“Tigerlily,” La Roux (2009)

Well tonight out on the streets I’m gonna follow you
And tell you all about a scene that you would kill for
You’re gonna love what’s running right in front of you
But you won’t see it by the light of the sun
Come out tigerlily, you’re caressing me
I’ll take you up, I’ll turn you on, I’ll take your apathy
I wouldn’t lie to you blossom, won’t you let it go
I’m gonna give you what you want and don’t you know…that you…

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Unforgettable, Vol. 18: La Roux – La Roux

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill painted a music scene reflective of urban culture on the brink of a new millennium; eleven years later we – as a culture and creative class – have evolved and devolved from that reality. We have since found our souls in the synthetic, and were given our new sonic aesthetic with an anthemic 2009 soundtrack of our virtual reality.

Enter La Roux. La Roux is music that reaches beyond sound, into the mood and mindset of an apathetically passionate generation. Literally, “La Roux” is founded upon adamant ambiguity, fusing the masculine “Le Roux” and the feminine “Le Rousse” to mean “The Red-Headed One.” “That One” would be none other than the Annie Lennox-esque frontwoman Elly Jackson. Jackson’s pale features beneath a fiery red coif depict brilliantly the sonic aesthetic of a colourless coloured culture.

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