Alison Goldfrapp is in imminent danger of being hailed as an icon. Her sex kitten stage act and knowing lyrics mark her out as one of electronic music's most human stars. But with Ooh La La, the lead single from third album Supernature, Goldfrapp remind us that Will Gregory remains an unheralded musical genius too.
Picking up where the sleazier singles from 2003's Black Cherry left off, Ooh La La draws the listener in to its spin cycle like a washing machine fitted with a tractor beam. It's an evolution on Strict Machine and Train, but the tempo has skyrocketed and the infectious, octave-spanning synth bass has no antidote. Ooh La La will spawn a million remixes, and deservedly so. It is as sensational a taste of Supernature as could be hoped for.
And so it is that the listener, without any choice at all, transforms into a rabid performance artist, arms a-flailing, spinning around the room, face plastered with a manic grin. Somewhere in the shadowy background, a kittenesque snigger is heard.