Watch: Goldfrapp - “Annabel” Short Film

Tomgirl

Sep 03, 2013
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Coinciding with the upcoming release of their new album Tales of Us, English duo Goldfrapp have teamed up with filmmaker Lisa Gunning for a series of narrative short films that utilize the LP's named-based tracks. Today the band has a premiered new cinematic for their song "Annabel," which sees a young, androgynous boy exploring his own feminine desires by stockpiling trinkets and more girlish wares in a forest hiding place. "Annabel" is inspired by the 2010 novel of the same name which follows a hermaphrodite child who is forced into taking on a male identity in 1960s Canada. In an interview with Nowness Alison Goldfrapp says "I read Annabel and was totally drawn into that world, and immediately wrote the song. It’s very much about my interpretation of the book. If anyone hears that song they’ll just think it’s about a girl, they won't know what it is about, so I was very intent on making the film. The boy is amazing, he’s got a stillness and a melancholy to his face, and an introverted quality about him."

Click below to watch the video. Tales of Us arrives Sept. 10 on Mute.

Goldfrapp: Annabel on Nowness.com

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