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WATCH: Goldfrapp - Annabel
Laurie Tuffrey , September 2nd, 2013 06:36

New track from the duo's forthcoming sixth album Tales Of Us

Goldfrapp: Annabel on

Next Monday, September 9, Mute release the new album by Goldfrapp, Tales Of Us, which sees them trading in their trademark synth-pop sonics for a string-laden folk record, almost wholesale acoustic. Nowness have just premiered the Lisa Gunning-directed video for one of the album's tracks, 'Annabel', inspired by Kathleen Winter's 2010 novel about a hermaphrodite child growing up in a remote Canadian town in the 60s - have a watch above.

Speaking to the site about the track and the album, Alison Goldfrapp said: "It’s very much about memory, identity and gender. I’ve always been fascinated by dual creatures, personas, people, personalities and transformation. I think it’s a theme that’s pretty much always in fairy tales and horror, which I love. What struck me about Annabel is that the parents are in total denial of what their child is: this child has to choose in the end, and that’s what society is making them do. Why can't you be both? I feel really strongly about that whole concept in so many things in life. All the characters in these songs are trying to figure out who they are, where they're going, and why they are who they are."

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