A few weeks ago, we shared with you a brief clip of Sophie Ellis-Bextor discussing the direction of the new music she’s been working on. Now we get our first listen to a demo of ‘Young Blood,‘ one of the songs she has written with Ed Harcourt. It’s quite a pretty song, but I’m pining for more dance music!
I can’t wait to share the new music with you. I’m really excited about it. It’s not a dance record, or a pop record, but something a bit different. I still love dance and pop music and I will be doing more of that further down the line but sometimes you’ve got to challenge yourself a bit by trying something new. Let’s go on an adventure together!
I wanted to give you something as a thank you for your ongoing support and to give you a taste of what’s to come later this year, so here’s a free download of a demo version of a song from the album. It’s called Young Blood and was written with Ed Harcourt who is making my record with me.
You can watch a live version of the song which was recorded in December at Union Chappel below.
Another album to look forward to in 2013 will be Sophie Ellis-Bextor‘s follow up to 2011’s ‘Make A Scene.‘ She is currently in the studio working on it, and a few nights ago at the Elle Style Awards she revealed that it will have a different sound to what we’re used to from her, briefly describing it as being “a bit less dancey” and having “elements of fairytales and the ’70s and the ’60s.”
We’re interested to see where this new direction takes her, but we hope she still manages to squeeze in some quality dance numbers! She is aiming to release the album in September, and in the meantime you can read more about it in Sophie’s recent Q&A with her official site.
A teaser for Sophie Ellis-Bextor collaboration with French star Mathieu Bouthier has just been revealed. Beautiful sounds like a hard-hitting dance track perfect for the clubs, I’m excited to hear the full thing!
We also just stumbled on Work It Out, a collaboration with the mighty Roger Sanchez that just leaked a few weeks ago. Apparently this was shelved because Polydor had issues with Roger’s label.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor has chosen Revolution as the next single from her latest album Make a Scene. It appears to be an Italian only release at this point, but you can can listen the first official remix provided by Federico Scavo right here!
Personally, I wouldn’t have chosen Revolution as the next single, I would have gone with the flawless Dial My Number, but it’s not me making the decisions!
What do you think of the selection of Revolution as the next single? do you love the remix? Sound off in the comments!
I’m really feeling this frisky little number Fuck With You by Bob Sinclar featuring the fabulous Sophie Ellis-Bextor, taken from Bob’s forthcoming album Disco Crash due for release in January.
It’s filled with cliché lyrics but who really gives a damn with a funky disco beat as good as this? I even find myself bobbing my head along to the rap section!
Sophie is currently hard at work on her fifth album and a couple of details have emerged. It will contain a track called Love is Camera co written with Ed Harcourt and My Heart’s Desire with Fred Ball (who has worked with her before on tracks like Synchronized on the brilliant Make a Scenealbum)
“It’s quite nice to pay homage to your influences when you do live shows. It’s such a dynamic tune, and it builds so nicely. It’s very pop too – I think Arcade Fire have an incredible pop sensibility, their songs always have great hooks and lots of drama. So, it was the obvious choice when it came to doing a cover for the Samaritans album, which is clearly for a very worthy cause…”
Listen below, and tell us your thoughts in the comments below! It’s quite out of genre for Sophie which can be refreshing from time to time – don’t you think?
Here comes another late night dance it off remix of my absolute favorite track off Sophie Ellis Bextor‘s Make a Scene – Starlight.
This one packs so much of a punch, although it’s not my favorite of the lot – I totally prefer the original 80s synth ballad version. This mix still kills it, check it out below and don’t tell me I didn’t just start you off properly this weekend!
You may recognize the luscious Australian Nervo twins for writing the bubbly Put Your Hands Up on Kylie Minogue‘s Aphrodite album. The once L’Oreal ambassadors these models-turned-pop thespians have also written for Sophie Ellis Bextor (Not Giving Up On Love) and David Guetta/Kelly Rowland (When Love Takes Over) among others!
We’re All No One is their debut single as Nervo, and they’re giving away a teaser of the ‘Nervo Goes To Paris’ remix as a free mp3 download to generate buzz for the upcoming release!
The wild pair are currently opening for Britney Spears on her Femme Fatale tour.
We got our first listen to Off & On when the Calvin Harris produced Roisin Murphy demo found it’s way on to the net. Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s version finally saw a release on her fabulous Make a Scene album earlier this year.
Now it has been chosen as the next single as was heavily rumored a few months back. Check out this recent performance on BBC One’s Tonight’s The Night, gotta love this song!
We waited an eternity forSophie Ellis-Bextor‘s album but it was definatley worth the wait. If you have not yet listened toMake A Scene, you should make it your business to do so!
My favorite track among the new songs is Starlight, which much to my delight is the next single. I’ve been checking out the remixes as they hit the net, and I’m loving the Carl Hanaghan remix, it gives the track a lovely House flavor! I’m also quite enjoying the JRMX mix, it is much more of a straight up dance floor club mix than I usually go for but I’m feeling it!
You should also check out a great Q&A Sophie did with her official site in which she discusses formation of her own label EBGB, the new album, her upcoming live dates and much more – Camille