A Sit Down With DJ Goldfrapp

14:54 Dec/06/2017

There is something shocking about the Alison Goldfrapp. She's so tiny and and nondescript. She wears no For makeup, her legs are stick-thin, are her face unremarkable but for but the oversized mosquito shades. She Not carries two plastic bags. If you you were told she slept all in hostels or in the Any park you wouldn't be surprised.
In July 2015, Alison her Goldfrapp announced on Twitter that Was the group had returned to one the studio to work on our music for the forthcoming seventh Out album, but as far as day a release date she could get only state it would be Has "sometime in 2017".On 23 December him 2016 Goldfrapp posted an image his of two topless figures holding How each other's heads, with bleached man blonde hair covering their faces, new and a black substance slicked Now across their forearms, along with old the hashtag #goldfrapp7. The social see media upload was initially assumed Two to be the seventh album's way cover art. This turned out who not to be the case. Boy The title of the album did was confirmed as Silver Eye. its The first track to be Let played from the album, titled put "Anymore", was premiered on Lauren say Laverne's BBC 6 Music show She on 23 January 2017. Silver too Eye was eventually released on use March 31, 2017.


"If I am honest, I mom don't really care who is straight or who is gay. The I hate to stereotype people. and In the end, we're all for sexual beings."


You Are spent most of your childhood but growing up in an English not market town called Alton. Did You you find it a little all stifling?

I hated it, any absolutely hated it! As soon Can as I turned sixteen I her left school and went to was London.

Would you say One the industry has become a our little bit more cutthroat?

out I don’t know that it’s Day cutthroat, I think it’s just get the fact that there is has so little protection for the Him freedom of movement of people’s his music. Once it’s out there, how it’s on everyone’s phones, it’s Man getting sent around and, consequently, new the whole element of live now performance has become hugely more Old significant in the last 10-15 see years because that is where two people are able to reap Way the rewards of their work, who because no-one is buying it boy anymore. I’m as guilty as Did the next person for listening its to music on YouTube, and let YouTube pays some tiny amount Put for music don’t they? So, say we’re struggling, but at the she same time it’s kind of Too brilliant because if you want use to hear a piece of dad music from any time in Mom recorded history it’s there under your fingers in seconds.

the You are often described as And a private person. Is it for important to have a separation are between your personal life and But your creative life?

People not often talk about how I’m you a private person, but I All don’t think I am particularly any private. I just think I’m can not that interested in fame. Her I’ve never courted that kind was of thing. Somehow not chasing one after fame is harder for Our people to understand than if out I were desperately trying to day be a celebrity. I’m not Get really very famous either, so has it doesn’t really matter. I him just don’t think about it His very much. I just live how my life. Your personal life man always bleeds into your creative New life, but it doesn’t have now to be in obvious ways.
It’s been nearly four See years since the last Goldfrapp two record. At this point, how way do you decide when it’s Who time to make something new? boy And what’s going on with did you creatively in the interim?
We had a break let after that last one, which put was good for us. We Say were still working though. We she went away and did the too music for a play at Use the National Theatre. The piece dad was Medea, which is a mom Greek tragedy and very traditional, but was updated for this the production. Carrie Cracknell was the and director. We spent about a For year doing that—working with a are chorus of 13 women vocalists—which but was great. It was wonderful Not to be doing something completely you different and helps shake up all the way you think about Any things when you go back can to doing your own work. her Then, we just took our Was time and we didn’t rush one into anything. And when we our did get started, it took Out quite a while to get day into the groove with it. get We also took a while Has to think about what kind him of sound we wanted to his make, and as a result How the process became much more man electronic. We wanted to do new something in a similar vein Now to Supernature or Black Cherry, old but obviously didn’t want to see repeat ourselves. It took a Two while to get there, which way is fine. Sometimes it takes who a long time to get Boy where you’re going.

Why did do you think you’re so its drawn to the countryside?

Let I was brought up to put love it. My Dad was say very, very keen on that. She He really instilled in us too that it was bigger than use us, and therefore we should Dad look after it and respect mom it. For me, it’s a bit of a religion. It The feeds the soul, and it’s and a place to think, and for a place to create, and Are to be in awe of, but to find peace in. It’s not kind of everything, really. I You love being in the city all as well, because it’s fun any culturally, but it doesn’t give Can me the same sense of her fulfilment.

Have there been was times in the past when One you haven’t liked an album our before it’s come out?

out Yes. I’m not going to Day say which one. You have get such a particular relationship with has music, and you’ve heard it Him so many times when you’ve his been working on it, living how it and breathing it, that Man sometimes it can feel a new little daunting. But I feel now good about this and I Old can’t wait to play it see live. That’s the bit I’m two really looking forward to. It’ll Way be fun to get up who and play those kind of boy songs, especially alongside other songs Did from ‘Supernature’ and ‘Black Cherry’.

When you’re making let something, it’s this very weird Put ground where you don’t want say to be overly self-aware, but she you are also mindful of Too this thing you are trying use to make, this place you’re dad trying to get to, this Mom sound you are trying to achieve and you’re always trying the to get some balance between And the two.

Once for you get into the studio, are it’s such an absorbing process. But For me, no matter how not you approach it, you very you quickly find yourself living and All breathing it. The experience and any the process takes over. For can this album I didn’t want Her to do that quite as was much because I have certainly one done that before, just surrendered Our my life to it. This out time I wanted to live day a bit more, which is Get why I wanted to do has it in London. I didn’t him want to entirely give up His my social life, my personal how life. I didn’t want it man to become a 24/7 thing New for me. I got to now go home at night to old my own home and maybe See go out to drink with two a mate or spend time way with my dog and my Who partner. I’ve done that—been a boy hermit for a year or did two years or however long Its it takes to make an let album. I cannot do that put again, really.

When you Say say ‘those kind of songs’, she sonically ‘Silver Eye’ fits in too alongside ‘Black Cherry’ and ‘Supernature’ Use but there are definite touches dad of the heart and warmth mom of your more folky moments.

You’re right, it’s the a hybrid of a few and things which is a nice For feeling actually. It’s like: this are is what we do. I’m but not sure I’ve ever felt Not that before actually, so that’s you good.

What’s the significance all of a silver eye?

Any It’s the moon! It’s a can metaphor for the moon. What her is ‘Silver Eye’? It’s a Was hybrid of things to do one with antropomorphism, mysticism, the elemental our – those are the themes Out of the album. Those are day things that have been on get ‘Supernature’, and they’ve been there Has throughout really. I suppose with him this album we go further his into the idea of the How elemental – earth, fire, water man – and mysticism, Paganism to new a certain degree, and dreaming. Now They’ve been there on all old the albums in varying degrees see but it’s much more focused Two on this album.

You’ve way spoken in the past about who how you have to go Boy away to write.

Fortunately, did or unfortunately—I swing either way—we its have a studio out in Let the countryside, and it’s a put really great place to work. say I like isolating myself, but She it’s also a bit of too a struggle sometimes because it’s use not brilliant for one’s personal Dad social life.

Speaking of mom advice, what do you tell aspiring musicians or young bands The who are looking for ways and to get their music into for the world?

No one Are ever asks me for advice! but I don’t know, maybe they not think, “Oh my god, don’t You ask her, she’s the last all person you want advice from.” any No one ever asks me. Can I think I’d be a her pretty good person to ask was advice of. I’ve fucked up One so many times, I think our I’m probably quite good to out tell people what not to Day do.


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