LISTEN: Goldfrapp – Melancholy Sky
Alison & Will are back with “Melancholy Sky”, the new single off their forthcoming career retrospective LP “The Singles”. One of the two new tracks on the compilation, “Melancholy Sky” is a languid, mellow number in the vein of “Seventh Tree” era, married to ’60s girl-group pop percussion. It also features a nice string arrangement and horn section, and of course, Alison’s unmistakable, crystalline vocals.
As always, it’s lovely on its own, as far as stopgap tracks go, but I kinda prefer the pastoral “Yellow Halo”. This album will be their last with EMI, and whichever direction they decide to take next, it should be interesting. Though if Alison’s beautiful Twitpics are any implication, their hearts are still wholeheartedly with nature. Stream the new song below, and check out the video for “Yellow Halo” too.