Well, here’s one press release I never saw coming!
Sophie Ellis-Bextor‘s long awaited, much anticipated fourth studio album has finally been granted a solid release date in the UK: June 6.
On the same day, La Bex will release her latest single “Starlight,” an utterly lush mixture of chilly vocals and warm Italo-disco pulsations that first leaked a few weeks ago.
Haven’t heard it yet? Click below to hear the upcoming single streaming in full, courtesy of Purple Entertainment!
And now, the full press release:
Sophie Ellis-Bextor will release new single â€˜Starlight, the follow-up to the international hit â€˜Not Giving Up On Loveâ€™, on 6th June followed by her new album â€˜Make A Sceneâ€™ on the same day.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor is back with album number four, after baby number two, looking and sounding better than ever. With a sound that is a mixture of pop, Disco, Nu-Disco and 1980s electronica, Sophie Ellis-Bextor has become established as a multi-platinum selling artist over the past decade. With hit singles such as â€˜Take Me Home (A Girl Like Me), â€˜Get Over You / Move This Mountainâ€™ and â€˜Murder on the Dancefloorâ€™ under her belt, Sophie still remains one of today’s most exciting British female solo artists.
â€˜Starlightâ€™ is a perfect chilled dance anthem that is instantly catchy with a soft but edgy beat. It is a track that can easily take you from sun lounger by day to nightclub by evening and is the perfect summer anthem.
Sophieâ€™s new album â€˜Make A Sceneâ€™ is an exciting and energetic pop juggernaut on which Sophie was heavily involved with all parts, including co-writing much of it and working with an in-demand team of writers and producers that includes Freemasons, Greg Kurstin, Calvin Harris, Cathy Dennis, Metronomy, Richard X and Armin Van Buuren.
Two songs on the record come from the renowned Freemasons. The first, â€˜Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer)â€™ was not just a massive success in the UK but also went on to become one of Sophieâ€™s biggest successes on the continent, particularly Russia where it reached number two in the chart. The second song is the single â€˜Bittersweetâ€™ which is a euphoric and emotive epic track with dramatic drum machines and cold eighties synths.
The albums opener â€˜Revolutionâ€™ was written with Greg Kurstin (Kylie, Lily Allen and Ke$ha) and Cathy Dennis and with its catchy gritty bass and crunching beats it is the perfect upbeat introduction to â€˜Make A Sceneâ€™. Sophie also worked with Calvin Harris on the album on track â€˜Off & Onâ€™ which is an edgy, electro track which has the trademark Calvin Harris sound mixed with Sophieâ€™s smooth vocals, and is sure to be a hit.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor emerged ten years ago with rare poise amidst the most memorable chart scuffle since Brit pop. â€˜Groovejet (If This Ainâ€™t Love)â€™ with Italian producer Spiller, her debut solo release (after splitting with rock band The Audience), has recently been awarded the astonishing accolade of the decadeâ€™s most played track on radio.
Sophie will be touring the UK this summer alongside both Erasure and Bryan Ferry as well as performing at a host of boutique UK festivals.
I’M SO EXCITED!