Goldfrapp - "Annabel" (video)
... The song is based on the protagonist of Kathleen Winter's novel Annabel: A Novel, which follows the struggles of a young hermaphrodite whose female genitalia was sewn shut as a baby. As any of the band's fans would expect, Goldfrapp
treats the subject delicately and with quiet grace. The video, directed by Lisa Gunning, is as poignant and gorgeous as the song. Goldfrapp
- "Annabel" (video) ... [ read more ]
WATCH: Goldfrapp Perform "Drew" on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
... Tweet Goldfrapp's
performance of her single "Drew" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, has certainly caught the eye of some of music's most prestigious critics. The video perfectly showcases the artistry that is Goldfrapp
, and highlights the cinematic appeal of her new album Tales of Us. Watch the video below. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon has proven to be the stomping ground for some of music's greatest performers, tag-lining the show's band, The Roots, as 'the greatest band in late night.' So it does not come as a surprise to fans of the show, or of Goldfrapp
, that this would be an incredible platform ... [ read more ]
Alison Goldfrapp Discusses The Cinematic World She Created For ‘Tales Of Us’: Interview
... "I think this more acoustic, simple sound is where my heart is at."Goldfrapp
ReviewedOur assessment of the duo's Tales Of Us. Read More » To say that Goldfrapp's
brand new album Tales Of Us (purchase here) is a departure from the UK duo's previous studio set, 2010′s '80s synth throwback Head First, would be a huge understatement. ("It will sound best as the seasons change, a soundtrack to falling leaves and lit fireplaces," we noted in our review of the record.) Frontwoman Alison Goldfrapp
made it quite clear in the past that she and Will Gregory were under a looming, tight deadline to get Head First ... [ read more ]
Allison Goldfrapp (vocals)
Will Gregory (keyboards/synthesizer)
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Will Gregory met Allison Goldfrapp in 1999 after after he had heard an early version of the song, "Human." The connection was immediate and Gregory invited Goldfrapp to record a demo for a film soundtrack he was composing.
Allison Goldfrapp is known for her changing styles. She has appeared as a Marlene Dietrich inspired New Wave diva, which utilized military inspired clothing, custom designed T-shirts and false eyelashes. She has also reinvented her image to that of a circus performer, and has been known to dress in black leggings with a jacket covered in glittery black plastic strips that would be blown around by two electric fans placed on the stage.
In addition to playing keyboards and synthesizers, Will Gregory is an accomplished saxophonist. He's played with Tears for Fears, Peter Gabriel, Portishead and The Cure.
Gregory studied classical music at the University of York. His first opera, a libretto entitled Piccard in Space, premiered at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on March 31, 2011.
Allison Goldfrapp is not particularly a big fan of Madonna's music. About the music icon, Goldfrapp stated, "I can't get passionate about the music she puts out there. I think her persona is far more fascinating for me and for a lot of people. She's been amazing inspiration to women and I think it is fantastic that she's 47 and still does what she's doing. I think that's quite inspirational."
Speaking of the inspiration for Goldfrapp's album, Seven Tree, and its clown imagery, Allison Goldfrapp declared, "I'm interested in images that are very familiar, I suppose. The clown is such a familiar image. It's an iconic image, in a way. It has so many different connotations. It's meant to be something that's sort of comical and funny and yet actually we associate it with sadness and a slightly desperate entertainer. So it's got all of these connotations and it's something that's been depicted in art and in movies and, you know, we've made it into this really quite sinister image"
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