Elly Jackson aka La Roux, (French for “the red haired one”) isn’t about disposable dance floor fodder or meaningless pap. “It’s not that I can’t listen to music without words that mean something, I do all the time. It’s just not the kind of music I want to make. I’ve cried between vocal takes. I want to connect with people at that level,” she says. The South Londoner is experiencing all the things girls of that age tend to; heartbreak, frustration, wonderment, invincibility and fragility. But unlike most girls her age, Elly has a staggering ability to channel all these feelings and experiences into wondrous blasts of crystal-clean ear candy that hit the listener with instant resonance. Listen to “I’m Not Your Toy” here. Get the self titled album on .