"Each song on Tales Of Us is named after a different person and the album sees Goldfrapp's voice—at one moment rich, the next fragile—paired with understated guitar and strings. The intended effect is to allow the characters and narratives to breathe, which is most eloquently achieved in 'Annabel,' inspired by Kathleen Winter's 2010 novel of the same name which follows a hermaphrodite child who is forced into taking on a male identity in 1960s Canada. Today’s short film was shot by Alison Goldfrapp’s partner Lisa Gunning, who worked as Editor on Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Nowhere Boy and here transposes the 'endless winters' of the song’s lyrics to a warm English summer. To accentuate the film's narrative, the actual music itself doesn’t appear until just shy of the three-minute mark, a defiant move in an age of fast-cuts intended to grab attention on YouTube. 'I don't really like the whole idea of videos,' says the singer. 'Even though I know I've done bloody loads of them, haven’t I?'"
—Tales of Us is out next week and you should totally get it I'm not even kidding it's so good etc.
Wednesday, September 4th, 2013