Alison Goldfrapp - The Love Invention

Well I'm at a loss because she is giving me everything I ever wanted. Never in a million years did I think her and Richard would work together again after Head First, yet here we are. Can it be May already?
It's here, in full and it's glorious! It is glorious spine tingling disco tinged electro pop. Positive, buzzing and electric. After a lush electronic bubbly synth driven bridge/breakdown she sings "Do you know how the stars were made? Yeah you know how to radiate!" And boy does this track boast joy! I have high expectations for the rest of the album. Sonically it reminds me somewhat of "Hallucinate" by Duo Lipa with it's glitzy soundscapes, fuelled by the synth sound from Paul McCartney's Wonderfull Christmas Time! This will go into HIGH rotation for a long time on my headphones!
This is good. I'm happy she's finding her own feet and obviously inspired to create the kind of electronic music we loved from her (and will) originally. Lets be honest, there's more than whiff of Roisin Murphy from it, but that's only a good thing. Excited for the album!
Black vinyl and CD are up on Amazon

Alison Goldfrapp has set a towering bar for British synth-pop in the 21st century and she’s only just getting started. The magnetic London-born singer, songwriter and producer’s seven albums with Goldfrapp were fuelled by an unfailing modernity and a sixth sense for sounds that were more timeless than any trend. With the release of her debut solo album The Love Invention—an electrifying dance-pop suite—her multi-faceted musicianship reaches a new peak.

The Love Invention marks Alison’s reawakening as a dancefloor priestess, in an intoxicating showcase of the disco and house influences that have always been at the heart of her musical DNA. “So Hard So Hot” bottles the ephemeral joy of a dancefloor with its anthemic house beat, disco handclaps, and an exquisitely alluring vocal from Alison. The sense of uninhibited liberation courses through album highlights like “In Electric Blue,” a yearning synth-pop confection with a chorus as blissful as love’s first butterflies. On “Never Stop,” she is flooded with the rush of an all-encompassing love over a buoyant, rubberised beat; the sublime synth-pop of “Fever” is an ode to the intoxicating majesty of the dancefloor, with a chorus that explodes as if setting off a glitter cannon.


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It just occured to me Alison must be one of the pop artists to release their debut album at a later age. The only one I can think of that comes close is Siouxsie Sioux, who released her debut at 50, which is still a few years younger.