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La Roux unveils nostalgic pop gem "Gullible Fool"

05 December 2019, 17:45 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

La Roux is back with new single "Gullible Fool", the second taster of her first album in five years, Supervision.

Landing after October's comeback single "International Woman Of Leisure", "Gullible Fool" is a nostalgic pop gem that is, in Elly Jackson's own words, "the most special and meaningful song" on Supervision.

Expanding on the new offering, Jackson says "Gullible Fool" "is the most special and meaningful song on the record for me, because I feel like it encapsulates a cycle of a life, and that couldn’t have happened if I wasn’t in the process of writing something else. It describes the feeling of being overly trusting, and living under the assumption that you shouldn’t need to protect yourself if you are nice to people. I think there comes a day in everyone’s life where you realise that it’s not that people aren’t to be trusted, but more that firm boundaries are necessary. And sometimes that can carry a sadness. "Gullible Fool" covers several times in my life when I’ve been bullied and it’s taken me totally by surprise, and then moves into the build of the inner fortress to a place of safety and joy."

Supervision will be La Roux's third album, and first since 2014's Trouble In Paradise.

Jackson wrote, produced, and played the whole of Supervision from her kitchen in Brixton before taking it to Dan Carey to finish the album.

Although she hasn't released new music in five years, Jackson did contribute additional vocals to Tyler, The Creator's latest album IGOR.

"Gullible Fool" is out now. La Roux's Supervision album lands 7 February 2020 via her own Supercolour Records, and is available to pre-order now.
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