Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Do you believe in life after a dud?
The mighty Goldfrapp is about to release "Believer", the third single from their excellently poptastic, retro sexy longplayer, "Head First".
While I'm very excited to see a third track plucked from the album, I can't help but wonder how the whole campaign tanked. Both "Rocket" and "Alive" - two completely AMAZEBALLS singles - were met with a resounding thud on the charts.
I get the sneaking suspicion that Radio 1 refuses to play solid, thoughtful pop music. Perhaps people thought Goldfrapp started following instead of leading. Maybe they lost people on the pastoral predecessor, "Seventh Tree".
Apparently, they have a lot of support from music bloggers. I haven't read anything but praise for "Head First". Anyway, the cover art for the single is spectacular. It's got more of that "Xanadu" factor they've been trading on. Alison has clearly tapped into every gay boy's dream.