Goldfrapp?release?their stunningly beautiful new album?Tales?Of Us through Mute on September 10th, 2013. Their sixth album,?Tales Of Usis written and produced?by band members Alison?Goldfrapp and Will Gregory and was recorded at their studio?in the English countryside.
The first opportunity to hear music from Tales Of Us comes today. Watch a short film for ?Drew?, the lead song to be taken from the album here: http://vimeo.com/70190035
A sumptuous body of work,?Tales Of Us?has been two years in the crafting and is Goldfrapp?s most?narrative, cinematic and intimate recording so far.?Nothing in their accomplished back catalogue?has hinted at the new?lyrical breadth that the band have introduced to Tales Of Us.
All the songs bar one are named in the first person?with a cast list of evocative character sketches, the?contrary love affairs,?the suspense, hallucinations, fairy tales and modern folklores documented and?the traces of redemption they find in song take the poetry of Goldfrapp?s?delicately?considered music somewhere brand new.
With its uniquely cinematic narrative, filmmaker Lisa Gunning is creating a compelling and beautiful film to accompany the album, which will be shown in?cinemas?later this?year. The film for ?Drew?is the first taster of what?s to follow.
Goldfrapp kick-start a summer of very special live performances?with two shows at the?Manchester?International Festival?on the 17th and 18th of July when they will be performing?Tales Of Us?live for the?very first?time, accompanied by the Royal Northern College of Music string orchestra. The?band will then be performing at?Somerset?House?on July 20th before going on to headline?the?Lovebox?main stage?on Sunday July 21st.
Full list of live dates:
7/17 & 7/18–Manchester International Festival–Manchester
10/25–Le Trainon Hall?Paris
For further ticket information please visit?www.goldfrapp.com
Tales Of Us will be available?from September 10th on CD, vinyl, digital and a?special limited edition boxset that will contain an?exclusive disc of bonus material and a photographic hardback?book compiled by Goldfrapp,?further details to follow.
Full tracklisting for?Tales?Of Us:
Meanwhile, a brand-new?Goldfrapp website?-?www.goldfrapp.com-?has launched with exciting interactive plans to be?revealed soon.