La Roux’s Elly Jackson: ‘Synth music is over’

'In For The Kill' singer says she's 'bored' of former direction

La Roux‘s Elly Jackson has said she thinks 1980s inspired synth music is “so over”.

Though making her name by singing electro-influenced songs such as ‘Bulletproof’ and ‘In For The Kill’, and collaborating with Glenn Gregory of genre stalwarts Heaven 17, Jackson says she now wants to move on.

“I don’t want to make synth music for the rest of my fucking life,” she told “It was a time when I was into that, but whatever, it’s done with, it’s gone. The whole genre is so over. It was my thing and I’m bored with it. If I see anything more ’80s-themed, I’m going to bust.”

Speaking of the new direction she now wants La Roux to go in, Jackson explained: “I want [the next album] to be more human, more open, warmer.”

She added: “Short and sweet is really the way it goes down. I don’t like 14-track albums any more. I want it to be nine or 10 tracks, sort of a brick of work. We’re not one of those artists that writes 50 songs and picks the 10 best ones. We write 10 songs and every one will go on the record.”