Goldfrapp – Silver Eye
8 April 2017 New Releases
Silver Eye is the seventh studio album by English electronic music duo Goldfrapp, released on 31 March 2017 by Mute Records.
In July 2015, Alison Goldfrapp announced on Twitter that the group had returned to the studio to work on music for the forthcoming seventh album, but was mum as to a release date, stating she could only generalize it to be “sometime in 2017”. This came after finishing their tour to promote their last album, Tales of Us, and scoring a Royal National Theatre production of Medea. Goldfrapp noted their desire to do something different from previous albums Supernature and Head First, eventually bringing in John Congleton (Blondie, St Vincent, Swans) and The Haxan Cloak to produce on the strength of his work on Björk’s 2015 album Vulnicura.
In early December 2016, Goldfrapp posted on their Instagram page the covers of their first six studio albums, and later that month, the band posted an image of two topless figures with bleached blonde hair holding each other’s heads with arms slicked with a black, oil-like substance. The social media upload was hashtagged ‘#goldfrapp7’, implying it was a piece born from the album’s creative and marketing campaign. The title of the album, Silver Eye, was accidentally leaked with the posting of a pre-order link on the HMV website on the 21 January 2017, and was later confirmed in a press release by the band on 23 January.