“Annabel,” the second music video from Goldfrapp’s new album, Tales of Us, is another dreamy folk tale directed by Lisa Gunning. The song was reportedly inspired by Kathleen Winter’s novel of the same name about a young hermaphrodite forced to take on the identity of a boy in the 1960s, and the Tomboy-esque clip gorgeously captures the isolation and fantasies of an androgynous boy playing in the woods. Part of a larger film designed to accompany the album, “Annabel” is shot in the same hazy, desaturated, and slow-motion manner as “Drew,” but features singer Alison Goldfrapp in a decidedly smaller, supporting role. Tales of Us, described by the band as a series of character sketches, takes a step away from the electronic sound of their most popular releases, instead centering around acoustic guitars and live strings.
Gunning’s entire film will reportedly be shown in theaters later this year. Tales of Us will be released on September 10th.