Goldfrapp will release Silver Eye on March 31st through Mute. The band, consisting of Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, also have shared their new single “Anymore.” Featuring strident strands of underground electronica, sensual melody and metal machine pop at its core.
Goldfrapp follow their full-length Tales of Us with the deep, dark and electronic musical palette of Silver Eye, their brand new studio album, made with an eclectic collection of new collaborators. Alison and Will spent 10 days in Dallas with John Congleton. In London they teamed up with electronic composer Bobby Krlic, aka The Haxan Cloak. Brian Eno collaborator Leo Abrahams added abstract guitar textures, and the album was mixed by David Wrench.
On the making the album, Alison Goldfrapp says:
“We’ve never liked repeating ourselves. Often we react to things we’ve just done. We like the spontaneity of not knowing. It’s only through the process that we start to figure out what it is. The fans who have stuck with us are the ones who embrace that idea and are excited by the thought that they don’t know quite what to expect next.”
Will Gregory added:
“I think writing an album is like being lost in a wood. You’re trying to figure out an interesting path. You don’t know whether it’s going to be a dead end or somewhere interesting and you never know when to stop because around the corner some beautiful vista might open up.”
Alison headed to Fuerteventura, a volcanic island in the Canary Islands, to produce the remarkable visuals for the record, all of which were devised and shot by her. The black sands, stark cliffs, rolling dunes and blazing blue skies, captured in her own photographs, are a total complement to the elemental drama of the music on the album. Working with stunning twins who she spotted on the street in London, Alison created and shot a set of visuals that are as arresting as they are idiosyncratic. In demand more and more as a photographer, Alison has been commissioned for other projects in the past including shooting Laura Mvula live at Somerset House in London.
Goldfrapp will be performing a very special show at London’s Roundhouse on March 27th where they will showcase new music from Silver Eye.
Become The One
Faux Suede Drifter
Beast That Never Was
Everything Is Never Enough
Moon in Your Mouth