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Lou Roy finds joy in the scuzz on indie power-pop anthem “Uppercut”, announces illuminati hotties co-produced debut album

LA songwriter Lou Roy has announced that her debut album Pure Chaos, which was co-produced with Sarah Tudzin (illuminati hotties), will be released on April 29 through Balloon Machine. The album is said to take some influence from Roy’s love of Las Vegas, and speaking on MUNA’s Gayotic podcast she expanded:

“Las Vegas is the funniest, sweetest thing we could have done as humans. I acknowledge that it’s fucked up but it started with us being in the middle of the desert and asking, ‘What do we like? Games, nudity, lights and money’ and making a playground out of that. It’s hedonism at it’s finest and while it may have failed spectacularly, the initial endeavour was fucking awesome.” 

It’s an accepting and humorous point of view that seeps into new single “Uppercut”, where she vacillates between delighting in the joys of telling someone you love them and the lows of being taken advantage of on new year’s eve. The utterly anthemic chorus then juxtaposes grime and glory in a truly unique but intoxicating hook: “I swear to ya babe, we’ll always have our fun / Even when we’re grinded into cosmic dust / even when we’re back on earth as pond scum.” Truly, never has such fatalism sounded so glamorous and exciting.

“Uppercut” is quite a shift from the R&B-indie sound of previous single “Valkyrie”, suggesting Pure Chaos is going to be quite a treasure trove of ingenuity.

Listen to “Uppercut” below or find it on streaming platforms.

Lou Roy’s debut album Pure Chaos arrives on April 29 through Balloon Machine (pre-order). You can find Lou Roy on Instagram and Twitter.