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Goldfrapp's New Single "A&E" + Remixes


I met Alison Goldfrapp a couple of weeks ago to discuss Goldfrapp's upcoming new album "The Seventh Tree."  She told me that the toned down sound of the duo's new record is a result of healthy artistic progression and simply doing "what felt right."

She also confided that "a lot of things happened" in her personal life that directly influenced the sonics and lyrics on "The Seventh Tree." The story told on the album's first single, titled "A&E," is a good example of that. You can listen to a lo-fi version of it on YouTube.

Alison sings about a "bright blue Saturday" after an "accident and emergency." There's no cloud in the sky and she looks back at a bad situation that made her "feeling blue" and the singer concludes that finally "the pain has started to slip away" even though she admits there might be "pills at work."

The song captures a moment of clarity as if she just woke up from a bad dream and can think rationally about what happened to her.

"A&E" is one of the most radio-friendly tracks on Goldfrapp's new album. That starry build up and Alison's soaring vocals around the 1 minute mark give me goose bumps every time. Head over to the Golfdrapp messageboard to get a taste of the "A&E" remixes, including the trippy Boratto remix.

(I will post clips of my exclusive Goldfrapp interview once it gets closer to the release of the album.)

December 27, 2007 in Goldfrapp | Permalink


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Hi, I have been looking around desparately to hear "A & E" and they took it off of YouTube due to a "copyright" issue. Do you have any further suggestions about where else to look? I'm going to write about it as well. Thanks very much and happy new year.

Posted by: Rachel at Jan 2, 2008 12:00:31 PM

Hi Rachel

I was Googling for it, and found a downloadable copy here:


Just hit 'download file' towards the bottom of the page

Posted by: Pesh at Jan 3, 2008 4:25:57 AM

It's gone, too. They're doing pretty well at keeping this off the net. Yet another company that doesn't understand free advertising when it sees it...

Posted by: Horatio at Jan 8, 2008 4:38:29 AM

My anti spyware and anti virus software went mad straight after pressing that link. Proceed with caution

Posted by: Adam at Jan 15, 2008 9:47:53 AM