In May of 2011 Goldfrapp started hinting at their sixth studio album, and have been recording slowly in the studio ever since. The duo announced this morning that they’ll be playing the album live with the RNCM string orchestra at the Manchester International Festival on July 16/17. Tickets on sale March 1 here.
The official announcement of their new album comes without a name, or first single news but we can safely assume that the widescreen orchestral sounds of Goldfrapp are here to stay. The album is slated for release in late Summer.
From what we can see, Alison seems to be recording some icy vocals at her studio in the snowy countryside, good news all around.
Goldfrapp first performed upcoming The Singles trackMelancholy Sky at the Mencap Noise Sessions, backed by an antlered orchestra. On January 8th, the single will be officially released and available for purchase. It’s available for HQ listening in all it’s glory below. Love those saxophones!
The cover collage consists of photos from the Head First and Felt Mountain eras.
Luckily for us we’ve been treated to two new songs on the forthcoming GoldfrappThe Singles greatest hits compilation that we posted about earlier this morning. We previously heard a live version of Melancholy Sky recorded in London, and now we have the luscious studio version of Yellow Halo to enjoy.
The dreamy song gets a stunning set of visuals to accompany it, Alison is shown on her travels around the world, and footage from their last tour is mixed in. I love that watching it is like viewing their tour diary with a delightful soundtrack, they look like they have a blast on the road!
Goldfrapp will round off their stint with Mute records with The Singles, a greatest hits collection set to include two new tracks – Melancholy Sky and Yellow Halo. The set drops on February 6th! Goldfrapp took to Twitter to share the news…
Hi we are releasing an album on the 6th Feb 2012 called ‘The Singles’ and it has 2 new songs ‘Meloncholy sky’ and ‘Yellow Halo’ on it x There is a little film we made while in South America all shot on iPhone ‘Yellow Halo’ is the song x
We’ve already heard Melancholy Sky performed live, and it’s classic Alison! The gorgeous Yellow Halo debuted online today as well, take a listen here! The album art is a stunning collage, including clips of previous album covers.
Ooh La La
Strict Machine (Single Mix)
Utopia (Genetically Enriched)
Happiness (Single Version)
Ride A White Horse (Single Version)
Last night while performing at the Mencap Noise Session in London Goldfrapp debuted this new song Melancholy Sky, which is probably taken from their forthcoming album which they have been working on in recent months.
They seem to have gone back to a Seventh Tree style sound on this one, which works for me as that’s one of my favorite albums! I’m loving those gorgeous strings and her voice is perfection. I can’t wait to hear it in better quality!
I’ve said it many times, but i’ll say it again. Before most of todays pop acts were gettin’ all creative on us with visuals, outfits and videos….there was Goldfrapp.
Here’s a rather rare remix of Alive, the second single off their most recent album Head First. It’s called the Vampire remix – an 80′s stadium rock affair done by Chris Goulstone and The Chapel of Rock. It could definitely be a hot direction for the duo to go in on their new album.
The official video for Alive finds Alison as an 80′s fitness instructor (think Physical by Olivia Newton-John) for a group of sexy female vampires who chomp down on some male goths. I think Alison has finally found her calling outside of music – shooting laser beams from her hands! – Matt