Colourless Colour

Songfacts®:

  • La Roux are singer Elly Jackson and her studio partner Ben Langmaid. Jackson started off writing songs in a more acoustic singer-songwriter style, before switching to electro pop. She explained to the Troubled Diva that it was through writing this song, that she discovered the joys of the synthesiser: "I started f---ing about on the synths one afternoon at a mate's house. He used to make tunes in his bedroom. He dabbles in various areas of the industry – a bit of tour managing here and there – and we used to hang out. I used to go up to Dalston and not leave for days on end. He got me to play guitar on someone's track and he said: do you wanna start making a tune, just for fun? And I was like: yeah, OK. Then he gave me a synth and he was like, do you wanna put some chords down on this? And then I was like, f---ing hell, this is amazing!" Jackson added that she wrote this song, which "kinda spurred off my synth love. Then I went back to Ben and said: I wanna do this instead."

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  • Megan from Stevenson, AlThis song is awesome! The whole album is:)
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