La Roux Is Back, Baby, With ‘International Woman of Leisure’


If you've been singing "Bulletproof" for a solid 10 years, you're in luck: English synth-pop artist La Roux is back with a deliciously '80s-esque tune and music video that'll have you ready to quit your job and start flying for a living.

"International Woman of Leisure," or "IWOL" for short, features all the high-range vocals and new-wave aesthetics La Roux fans know and love. The video is pure retro perfection, complete with colorful bomber jackets, Motorola razer flip phones, outdated televisions and that iconic La Rouz hair. The song itself is an invitiation to stop worrying and grab hold of your freedom with both hands, backed by invigorating guitar strums and booty-moving bass lines. Of course, there are also plenty of synths.

La Roux burst onto the scene as a duo in 2009 with a self-titled debut LP, though frontwoman Elly Jackson split from producer Ben Langmaid, becoming a solo act during the writing process of 2014 follow-up Trouble in Paradise. "IWOL" is the first La Roux tune since that sophomore effort, and the first single from forthcoming Supervision. It's a new era, for sure. Get introduced with the official "IWOL" music video below.