Goldfrapp did "Fallon" last night, where the performed "Drew," from their new record, which, if you haven't already gotten yet, seriously, what the fuck is wrong with you?
"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 [...]
Word on the new Goldfrapp record: "It's by no means their best album, then – that accolade may for ever belong to Felt Mountain in 2000. But on a sunny day with an unbroken stretch of road ahead of you and the desire to remember the gauzy, giggly languor of new love, this is the one you'll reach for." I'll take it.