This weekend, La Roux paid homage to one of history’s most durable industries in her new video for “Kiss And Not Tell.” The phone sex hotline has seen its share of ups and downs over the decades, but it remains an impact player in the pay-for-pleasure circuit after all these years. The sound of a human voice will never go out of style.
In keeping with her own brand of neon cool, La Roux focuses on the kitschy phones of the ’80s for the video. Phones in the shape of keyboard synthesizers, hamburgers, and big red lips make appearances as a variety of anonymous heavy breathers steam up on the line with Elly Jackson’s phone operator. The number onscreen takes you to a recording of the song where callers can leave their own messages. La Roux’s latest, Trouble In Paradise, is out now.