2017 sees pop legend Alison Moyet return with her second studio album on Cooking Vinyl, which is also her second collaboration with producer Guy Sigsworth. Other finds Alison at the top of her game – making exactly the music she wants to at this moment in time. This is intelligent, adventurous electronic pop that's defined by Sigsworth's signature soundscapes.
"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."
Despite Alison's professing of age, the music bursts with clarity, vitality and freshness, whether in the zingy "Lover Go," chic laid-back soundtrack-style "The English U," "Beautiful Gun's" nod to her rock and roll roots, the icy Germanic arpeggios of "Reassuring Pinches" or ambient, spoken-word poem "April 10th." The hauntingly fragile and sparsely presented title track "Other," serves as the album's hypnotizing lead single.