La Roux feat. Kanye West, 'In for the Kill': An EW exclusive stream

la-roux-kanye-westHe’s already been one Brit chanteuse’s American Boy, and now Kanye has stamped his U.K. passport once again, with “Bulletproof” duo La Roux.

Hear his guest spot below on a remix of their “In for the Kill” below, exclusively on (frontwoman Elly Jackson—pictured above with he who toasts d-bags on the upcoming video’s set—remains the face of the pair, with behind-the-scenes partner Ben Langmaid).

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  • tim

    Way better without Kanye.

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    • leonie


      • Senta

        Um, I disagree, I hate when people who aren’t general fans of rap music say that they don’t like a rapper featured with a certain group or band. just admit it you’re not a big rap fan, therefore you shouldn’t comment on something you don’t know much about. Kanye’s verse was just “ok”, but didn’t destroy this all together “ok” song.

      • tyler.

        how would you know the above commentors arent fans of rap music? all they said was the song was better without kanye. and i agree.

        and i actually am a big fan of kanye, but the original song is just awesome as it is. this remix doesnt really elevate the song.

      • John

        I am a big rap fan, and I agree with Tyler his part in this song does not elevate the song what-so-ever. Kanyes skills as a producer are often flawless, but lets be honest, he isnt the best MC.

      • rj631

        I’ll admit that I personally don’t love rap music, but I have liked a portion of Kanye’s music a lot and absolutely loved American Boy with Estelle. But I just don’t think his part added anything to the song except make me feel like they were adding in vampire raps to appeal to kids.

      • n3ltr0n

        Agreed as well. Like the refreshed beat. Not too sure about Kanye’s verse on there. It’s fine but agree it doesn’t really add anything to it. I still think the DJ Skream remix is the best.

      • Will

        Wow, you’re a brilliant one, aren’t you? Way to assume!!

      • Brianna

        i know right, i love la roux fresh original uk style and her videos that just made you wonder what the hell was goin on. kanye just killed it.

    • shawshank

      Why is Tilda Swinton in this photo?

      • commenter

        haha. win!

      • me

        Because you’re stupid.

    • Matt

      I know right? Why did La Roux do so many things to this song? They didnt need a Kanye West remix or make another music video for it. They should have left it alone and just make the music video for “Tigerlily”.

      • Brianna

        i know right

      • Dotty

        Dag nabbit good stuff you whpiprensappers!

  • Peter

    You like the word “chanteuse”, eh?

    • Peter

      “frontwoman” now. Okay.

  • Blake

    Amazing mash up of artists. Two of my favorite. Definitely one of my favorite by La Roux. <3

    • Kayla

      I agree!

  • Peter

    I’m either annoyed or impressed that he rhymes “collar” with “hnnahnanahhana”

    • Iva

      I’m hearing an emphasis on werewolves and vampires in Kanye’s part. Are they trying to use this in a Twilight movie or something?

      This background with the old vocals would be the best version overall. New vocals and Kanye are unnecessary and do not add much.

      • Peter

        If you listen closer, there are references to several werewolf and vampire movies (Interview with the Vampire, American Werewolf in Paris). Don’t think it would fit Twilight.



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  • justin

    Ugh I hate Kanye. La Roux, however, are amazing!!!

  • pehm

    ditto that Tim, ….i like kanye, but this is not good. Elly sounds great!!….

  • bounequou fitzroi

    this is amazing but the original is betta, but its dope 2 c the cross genres

  • Jordan

    It was okay, I suppose, Would be tons better without Kanye.

  • Juan

    I love the different beat!, and I was going to say that it’s better without Kanye, but i believe that La Roux will get different set of fans from hip-hop. Good job and good luck!

    • Brianna

      i guess that =s true
      i think she did this collab to spread her fans to different genres of music rather than just electro pop

  • Jasmine

    Really strange, I prefer the original version, eventhough I love Kanye.

  • BiggerBetter

    Um…Gross. Kanye ruins yet another already perfect song with his ‘talent’. This is disgusting, awful. The worst thing I’ve heard all year. I better not hear it ever again or else I might even start getting a bad taste in my mouth whenever I heat the real version. YUCK YUCK YUCK.

    • Matias

      lol, but its true!

    • Fatima

      Oh brother.

    • Brianna

      i guess your right
      but kanye does have talent, if he didnt im sure he wouldnt even be in the music industry.

    • ed

      get a grip. it’s only a song.

  • Slicey

    Gross. I actually like most of Kanye’s music, but I think his part here sounds horrible. I think Elly sounds great, though. I would listen to this song UNTIL Kanye comes in, then I’d change the tune.

  • Lisa

    I like it!

  • Chris Verette

    This song is like when you first saw “Across the Universe” Compared to the Original Beatles. Your like Wow that’s a way cool completely new take on the song. but, the originals are way better. Nicely done La Roux and West

  • LuLu

    This version stinks I mean the first version was waaay better Kanye West ruined this song when he sung

    • Niko70

      Absolutely nice!

    • Brianna

      thank you.

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