On 6th February 2012 electro-pop icons Goldfrapp release The Singles by Mute Records, a career-spanning overview featuring tracks from their five critically acclaimed albums, alongside two brand new songs written especially for this release: ‘Yellow Halo’ – a slow building synth-pop wonder, and the introspective and defiant new wave ballad ‘Melancholy Sky’.
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.
The Singles is released on 6th February through Mute/Parlophone.
- Ooh La La
- Number 1
- Strict Machine (single mix)
- Lovely Head
- Utopia (Genetically Enriched)
- Happiness (single version)
- Ride A White Horse (single version)
- Black Cherry
- Yellow Halo
- Melancholy Sky
Goldfrapp are an English electronic music duo, formed in 1999 in London, England, UK, consisting of Alison Goldfrapp (vocals/synthesizer) and Will Gregory (synthesizer).
Despite favourable reviews and a short-listing for the Mercury Prize, the ambient sound of their 2000 debut album Felt Mountain did not chart highly. Goldfrapp's second album Black Cherry, which incorporated glam rock and synthpop sounds into their music, was released in 2003. The album influenced the same dance-oriented sound of their third album Supernature. Supernature took Goldfrapp's work further into dance music, and enjoyed international chart success. Supernature produced three number-one US dance singles, and was nominated for Best Electronic/Dance Album at the 49th Grammy Awards. Their fourth album Seventh Tree placed a greater emphasis on ambient and downtempo music, drawing inspiration from nature and Paganism, while their fifth album, Head First, found the group exploring 1980s-influenced synthpop, and brought the formation a Grammy Award-nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album in 2010.
Some of their charting singles include "Utopia", "Strict Machine", "Train", "Black Cherry", "Number 1", "Ride a White Horse", "A&E", "Happiness" and "Ooh La La" - their most successful single to date.