New Audio: JOVM Mainstays Goldfrapp Return with a Buzzing, Dance-Floor Friendly, New Single

With 2013’s Tales of UsGoldfrapp — comprised of Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory — released what may have arguably been one of their hauntingly gorgeous and lushly atmospheric efforts they had ever released as the album’s material leaned more towards compositions featuring piano, stunning string arrangements, classically strummed guitar paired with Alison Goldfrapp’s equally gorgeous and arresting vocals. The duo’s much anticipated follow up to Tales of UsSilver Eye is slated for a March 31, 2017 release though Mute Records, and the forthcoming album’s first single “Anymore” reveals a radical change in sonic direction with the duo’s sound as the single features enormous, thumping 808-like beats, layers of buzzing and undulating synths paired with Goldfrapp’s sultry vocals — and while bearing a resemblance to Version 2.0-era Garbage, the song possesses a tense impatience and longing at its core.

Interestingly, the duo’s forthcoming album was written and recorded with an eclectic collection of collaborators — the duo spent 10 days in Dallas, TX with Grammy-wining producer John Congleton, who has worked with St. Vincent, John Grant and Wild Beasts; while in London the duo collaborated with electronic composer Bobby Krlic, best known as The Haxan Cloak; Leo Abrahams, a guitarist, who has collaborated with Brian Eno contributed abstract guitar textures; and lastly, the album was mixed by David Wrench, who has worked with The xx, FKA Twigs and Caribou. And as a result, the song buzzes with a restless creativity and sense of experimentation.