La Roux finally make their return to music, and it's a good 'un- a real good 'un.
Let Me Down Gently starts off simple enough, channeling the duo's trademark synth-pop sound. It's a perfect start to their first song in five years (that being I'm Not Your Toy), giving us the opportunity to focus on Elly Jackson's voice and fall in love with it all over again.
However, it's not till three minutes in that the beat really drops and the song grows legs, with other (electronic) instrumentation rushing in to fill out the track's landscape. I'm convinced there's even Morse Code going on in the background. Now if only I could decode it. Maybe it'll tell me the secret as to what keeps Elly's hair so perfectly coiffured.