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Goldfrapp's good album in bad time

Published 26/03/2010 | 15:28

Alison Goldfrapp was going through a tough time while recording Seventh Tree
Alison Goldfrapp was going through a tough time while recording Seventh Tree

Alison Goldfrapp has told how glad she was to create something beautiful out of a bad experience in her life.

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The Ooh La La singer has revealed she was experiencing "something really terrible" while recording her last album Seventh Tree, and used her work to "exorcise demons".

Alison said: "There were a lot of things going on, and I was stressed and really not in a good state - I think I've shaken off those things."

She added: "Making an album is a good way to exorcise demons, a little bit, and I think of each album as an era. It's very much an expression, of yourself and what you're doing, and it's a chance to articulate what you can't say in everyday life.

"Also, making something beautiful out of something really s**t is the best revenge there is. I think Seventh Tree, some of it was very beautiful, and I'm proud of being able to make something out of something terrible.

"I am pretty damned happy at the moment, and it shows. That's what's so good about having a creative outlet, whatever it may be."

She feels Goldfrapp's latest album, Head First, reflects her positive mood.

"We always try to do something different, or at least create a different mood. We have to push it forward somehow.

"There's never a plan, never really sure what we're going to do at the start. Every album has to be different to the last. I wouldn't say Head First is a reaction to Seventh Tree, but we certainly didn't want to make another folk record. I wouldn't have been able to cope."

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