Goldfrapp have been going strong for well over a decade, supplying everything from lush, dreamy tunes (“Black Cherry,” “A&E”), to bouncy electro anthems (“Rocket,” “Number 1”) to grinding synth ‘n’ sex fests (“Strict Machine,” “Ooh La La”).
Appropriately then, it came as no surprise when Allison Goldfrapp tweeted this morning that the duo would be unleashing their first-ever greatest hits collection on February 6.
The album, entitled The Singles–is a concise, to-the-point collection of the band’s best singles (an essential primer, no doubt). From the official website:
The Singles, is the first compilation from the band, taking in the cinematic electronica of their Mercury shortlisted debut album Felt Mountain, through the electro glam of Black Cherry, the Grammy nominated, half-million selling dance pop of Supernature, the Pagan, electro-folk of Seventh Tree and last year’s, top 10 album, the hands-in-the-air, retro-futuristic Head First.
Above is the cover art for The Singles which–in my estimation–might be the amazing Greatest Hits cover art of all time, featuring elements of every album cover from the band’s entire discography. It’s genius!
The upcoming collection will also include two new songs: “Melancholy Sky” and “Yellow Halo.” Luckily, there’s not much of a wait to hear either track: The group performed “Melancholy Sky” recently at the Mencap Noise Sessions, and the video for “Yellow Halo” was unleashed earlier today.
From Allison’s Twitter:
There is a little film we made while in South America all shot on iPhone ‘Yellow Halo’ is the song x Lisa Gunning made the little film to ‘Yellow Halo’ xxx thanks Lisa! Xxx
“Dawn breaks endlessly, wake up to me/What are you dreaming?” Goldfrapp cooly sighs. Echoed croons and lush instrumentation: It’s like a combination of the electronic elements of 2000’s Felt Mountain and 2008’s gorgeously airy Seventh Tree. Tell me, am I dreaming?
Click “Read More” to see the full tracklisting!
1. Ooh La La
2. Number 1
3. Strict Machine (Single Mix)
4. Lovely Head
5. Utopia (Genetically Enriched)
7. Happiness (Single Version)
9. Ride A White Horse (Single Version)
12. Black Cherry
13. Yellow Halo
14. Melancholy Sky