This June sees the release of Other – the brand new album by pop legend and relentless explorer Alison Moyet.
Other finds Alison at the top of her game - making exactly the adventurous electronic pop music she wants to at this moment in time, with her voice and songwriting both intense, poetic and thought-provoking. ‘Other’ was catalysed by Alison’s fruitful dalliance with producer and song writing collaborator Guy Sigsworth, who (as well as having worked with Björk, Goldie and Madonna), co-created her last album the minutes, which debuted at number 5 in the national charts and won critical acclaim.
'For me, making a record at this age, lyrically, is a different proposition. Observation in most cases replaces emotion. The invisibility of middle-aged woman rather thrills me and instead I watch', explains Moyet. 'Subject matter covers what you might expect from a pop album. Dyslexia, locked-out syndrome, diversity, Persephone, doggedness and the Internet. Always asked what a song is about, I attempted to cooperate, but in truth though the lyrics incorporated my best attempt to describe what I see and of the meaning that is mine. I want, who chooses to, to find their own landscape or indeed none. Some of us have always felt 'Other'. I no longer wish it were otherwise.'