Alison Goldfrapp doesn't like to be defined by her sexuality.

The 'Ooh La La' hitmaker - who is currently in a same-sex relationship with film editor Lisa Gunning - has previously dated men, but insists whoever her partner is shouldn't affect how people perceive her.

She said: "I don't like to be defined by my sexuality, which swings wherever I like to swing. I've had lovely, long relationships with men as well. I just happen to be in a relationship with a lady at the moment.

"I don't like to be pigeonholed in my life or music either. The best policy seems to be to go with what feels right, so I do."

The 43-year-old singer also admitted she had no idea her relationship had become public knowledge when a picture of her kissing Lisa was published in December.

She said: "I didn't know anything about it all. A friend texted me, 'Oh, there's a really nice picture of you and Lisa in this magazine.' I was like, 'What picture? Where? Really?' Hold on a minute...

"It's not like I've been hiding it. But I haven't been going round, you know...I guess it was probably going to happen, but I didn't think anyone would be interested enough to put in such a large picture of us."