Exactamente um mês depois de “Anymore”, o tema lançado pelos Goldfrapp como primeiro olhar sobre Silver Eye, o sucessor do cinematográfico de Tales Of Us com data marcada de lançamento para 31 de Março pela Mute, ter sido contemplado com um vídeo altamente conceptual e repleto de leituras, é chegado o segundo capítulo do sétimo disco da banda de Alison Goldfrapp e Will Gregory.

Onde o anterior single seguia as pegadas da vertente mais dançável e disco carregadinho de glitter e dualidade de género, o novíssimo “Ocean” – música que encerrará o alinhamento do Silver Eye -, é uma marcha pesada de minimalismo bélico e de sobrolho carregado, gravado numa manhã de nevoeiro da alma e de improviso tal como explica Alison:

…a very small improvisation. I remember coming into the studio one morning and I think we just had a few drums going and it was really basic. Will said, ‘Do you fancy doing some vocals this morning?’ I was really pissed off, in a really bad mood. I was having a bit of a weird time. So I was like, ‘Alright then’ and slightly reluctantly I went into the vocal booth and the words just came out. We tried to re-record the vocals four or five times but never quite had the same sort of atmosphere as that original vocal, so in the end we decided to keep it.

Silver Eye contou com as colaborações técnicas de The Haxam Cloak, John Congleton (St. Vincent) e Leo Abrahams, colaborador habitual de Brian Eno.

I’ve lost the will to
I’ve lost my way
I’ve lost this ocean
That poisons me