Singer/songwriter La Roux has spoken about her oft-speculated upon sexuality, claiming she doesn’t identify with any of the LGBT labels.
The Grammy-winning singer, whose long-awaited sophomore album, Trouble in Paradise is released on July 7, told The Observer in an interview, “I don’t feel like I belong to any of those, I don’t feel man or woman’. She added the she was “proud” to be held up as a gay model, but doesn’t feel the need to announce her sexuality as a result.
The androgynous artist, who split from her previous partner in music Ben Langmaid to become a solo act, went on to say “If I say I’m gay then somebody will come around and try to take a picture of my girlfriend, it’s all very well people telling me to be open about it, but it will impact on my life, why should I have to bear the brunt of that”, she concluded.
The 26 year-old singer, who took five years to produce a follow-up to her debut album, has previously made similar comments about gender identity and labels in 2010, when she told the News of the World that she was “not part of the gay community or the straight community” but rather “just sexual”.
Listen to La Roux’s new single, Let Me Down Gently, below.
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