First Impressions: Goldfrapp's 'Rocket' Takes Flight

Friday, January 22, 2010

Blast off! It was mentioned awhile back that Goldfrapp were diving 'head first' into a brand new project and that single, "Rocket" was to be a frackin' fantastic return to electro-funk this side of what the group achieved on 2006's Supernature. Well, they were not lying, as "Rocket", the first single from the upcoming Head First, is a delicious pop trip that literally shoots you into the stars. Okay, hokey aeronautic lingo aside, "Rocket" seriously is a finely crafted electric funk n' pop slide that is a synth lover's dream. The synths that bless this track sorta remind me of Van Halen's "Jump", Kim Wilde's "The Second Time" or something that Giorgio Moroder would've guided Irene Cara into. In short, it's VERY 80's that the neon glow will burn. Still, it's a great kick start to whatever the rest of Head First has in store.

 "Rocket" got a surprise appearance over on Australian iTunes yesterday, and of course it flew around the Internet like hot cakes flying off the griddle. The single wasn't supposed to grace ear drums until possibly next month, but no time like the present Internet leak right?

So if 2008's Seventh Tree and its earthy folk tones didn't pump your juices, there is no doubt that Head First will rock, skate and jump you into the roller rink floors of the 80's. 


1 comment:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I hate to say it, but I love leaks. Love them to death.


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