‘Anymore': Goldfrapp’s Synth-y, Impatient Return to Form
Four years after the release of their last studio album, Goldfrapp are back — which is a great thing for those among us who can't wait, can't wait anymore.
The prolific electronic UK duo, who first burst onto the scene with their debut record Felt Mountain nearly two decades ago in 2000, return with a track called "Anymore," the first offering from their upcoming seventh studio album, Silver Eye, out on March 31.
And it seems as though they're in a hard-edged electronic state of mind once again.
While previous records in the past few years like Tales Of Us and Seventh Tree explored warm, whisper-soft folk textures and intimate production, their new sound is a return to their old Black Cherry and Supernature roots — dark, synth-y and sexy — channeling past hits like "Strict Machine," "Ooh La La" and "Ride a White Horse" while still sounding modern.
"You're what I want, you're what I need / Give me your love, make me your freak," Alison Goldfrapp breathily urges over and over across the thumping pulse. "I can't wait, I can't wait anymore."
That outro, especially, is heaven, channelling the "ooo" coos from Donna Summer's iconic "I Feel Love."
Silver Eye was crafted alongside John Congleton (Angel Olsen, St. Vincent) and The Haxan Cloak, who also worked with Björk on Vulnicura. Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno) supplied guitar sounds, while the album was mixed by David Wrench (The xx, fka Twigs).
Basically, they're assembled a production super-team.
The group also revealed the cover art for Silver Eye, directed by Alison herself and shot at Fuerteventura, a volcanic island in the Canary Islands. For the promotional art, as seen in recent teasers, Alison also worked with a pair of twins she spotted on the street in London. There's an option to pre-order the record in clear vinyl along with a limited edition postcard set of Alison's photography.
"You always think you can do something better, or in a different way. You always want to know what the next thing is," Alison said of making their newest record in a great interview with PopJustice about the upcoming music — one track is inspired by the film My Transgender Summer Camp! — the art of Goldfrapp and making music in This Day And Age of Social Media, which you should definitely go read.
Check out the track listing for Goldfrapp's Silver Eye below, and get into "Anymore" above.
4. Become The One
5. Faux Suede Drifter
6. Zodiac Black
7. Beast That Never Was
8. Everything Is Never Enough
9. Moon in Your Mouth
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