Alison Goldfrapp has set a towering bar for British synth-pop in the 21st century but she’s only just getting started with the release of her debut solo album, The Love Invention.
The magnetic London-born singer, songwriter, and producer’s seven albums with Goldfrapp were fueled by an unfailing modernity and a sixth sense for sounds that were more timeless than any trend. With the release of her electrifying dance-pop suite The Love Invention, her multi-faceted musicianship reaches a new peak.
The Love Invention marks Alison’s reawakening as a dancefloor priestess, in an intoxicating showcase of the disco and house influences that have always been at the heart of her musical DNA. “So Hard So Hot” bottles the ephemeral joy of a dancefloor with its anthemic house beat, disco handclaps, and an exquisitely alluring vocal. The sense of uninhibited liberation courses through album highlights like “In Electric Blue,” a yearning synth-pop confection with a chorus as blissful as love’s first butterflies. On “Never Stop,” she is flooded with the rush of an all-encompassing love over a buoyant, rubberized beat, and the sublime synth-pop of “Fever” is an ode to the intoxicating majesty of the dancefloor, with a chorus that explodes as if setting off a glitter cannon.