Throwback Thursday ‘Bulletproof’ by La Roux (2009)
I know I usually have some sort of lengthy explanation as to why I choose certain songs for Throwback Thursday, but for this week, it's just because.
"Bulletproof" by La Roux was on their debut self-titled album. That means the album was called La Roux.
La Roux was a synth-pop group from England made up of lead singer Eleanor "Elly" Jackson and record producer, Ben Langmaid. The duo never released a sophomore album due to 'conflicts' between them. Ben Langmaid officially left the group in 2012 and Elly kept the name La Roux for her onstage persona. She's released 3 albums.
Fun Fact: La Roux is French for red-haired.
According to Wikipedia, " It was a sleeper hit in the United States, where it peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 2010, following televised performances of the song on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Last Call with Carson Daly. "
"Bulletproof" climbed to #1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart and #6 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart.
Rolling Stone ranked "Bulletproof" at #25 on their list of The 25 Best Songs of 2009.
In 2014, Jackson said in an interview, " I don't know if I want to have a hit like that again [...] But it's 10 years ago for me now and I think it's weird when so many people see you as being represented by that song, and you feel so far away from it. [...] You stop being able to be respected in any way shape or form. I started to feel that basically [...] I really didn't like it."
She went on to say that she wishes she could redo the music video and just erase the old one. However, she does appreciate the house that "Bulletproof" bought.
I'm sure she does.