Genre-busting pop pioneers GOLDFRAPP release their fourth album, ‘Seventh Tree’ on February 26th, 2008 in Canada on MUTE/EMI Music Canada. ‘Seventh Tree’ is written by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory and was recorded at their own studio deep in the English countryside.
‘Seventh Tree’ follows up the critically acclaimed ‘Supernature’ album which came out in summer 2005 and went on to sell over a million copies worldwide. From the captivating electronic balladry of Mercury nominated debut ‘Felt Mountain’ and its dancefloor-burlesque follow-up, ‘Black Cherry’, Goldfrapp have consistently surprised and delighted with each new album, adeptly bodyswerving both stereotypes and imitators alike.
If ‘Supernature’ was airbrushed in bold strokes of glitterball glamour, ‘Seventh Tree’ is its sensual counterpoint. Where its predecessor came cocooned in style and sex, ‘Seventh Tree’ emerges gilded in the butterfly colours of an English surrealism shared from Lear to Lennon. It shimmers and shines with the warmth of a hazy summer, an electric whirlpool of sound over which Alison’s glistening voice soars. Alison Goldfrapp says “Seventh Tree is English romanticism with a hint of California sunshine.” while Will Gregory describes the album as “Heartache dressed in ten louche outfits’.
Goldfrapp are widely acknowledged as modern musical treasures - amongst their most creative and imaginative contemporaries they present albums, live shows and imagery in a self-created, ambitious and consistently uncompromising way. Alison Goldfrapp has become a modern-day British icon, providing musical and visual inspiration for countless other artists. Goldfrapp also have a very real beating heart - and it is this rhythm that reverberates throughout the new set of powerful songs on ‘Seventh Tree’.