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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sophie Ellis-Bextor's Fifth Album 'Wanderlust' Out In January: Hear Some Of The Tracks

The fact that Sophie Ellis-Bextor has a new album on the way should give you immeasurable happiness. I'll admit that Make A Scene, her 2011 LP, didn't really click with me as a whole, though the Richard X-produced single "Starlight" landed here on the 10 Best Pop Singles Of 2011 list.

Anyway, it's a new day and a new style of music for Sophie with upcoming album Wanderlust (out January 20). Below you'll find the trailer for the record, which previews several of the retro-sounding, timeless pop-leaning tracks — including lead single "Young Blood."

Wanderlust was produced and arranged by Ed Harcourt, who also gets a co-writing credit. (He did "Cut Straight To The Heart" on Make A Scene.) Tracklist below:

Birth of an Empire
Until the Stars Collide
Runaway Daydreamer
The Deer & the Wolf
Young Blood
13 Little Dolls
Wrong Side of the Sun
Love Is a Camera
Cry To the Beat of the Band
When the Storm Has Blown Over



  • At 6:11 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    I think Sophie Ellis-Bextor is a babe and a half - and I totally dig songs like "Me and my imagination" and of course "Starlight" but why is this stuff so downtempo and downbeat?????

  • At 9:08 AM, Blogger dave richards said…

    The songs sound great! Kinda can't get around the fact she sounds like a beaten sheep tho....

  • At 7:10 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Pranav, my guess would be because her dance-pop stuff just wasn't selling. It does all seem very Lana Del Rey meets Adele, doesn't it?

    Dave, sheep are into S&M too, you know!

  • At 5:53 PM, Anonymous Quentin said…

    Actually, this is something that is connected to her Brit-pop roots. She started with theaudience in the late 90s; though their debut wasn't a huge seller, it was a big hit. If you look hard across her four LPs, you'll see a more "experimental" pop sound that she explored that wasn't tied to pop.

    Visit her second LP "Shoot From the Hip" and elements of "Trip the Light Fantastic" (their b-sides also make a strong case for the EP vibe). I don't see a Lana Del Rey or Adele vibe at all, just a SEB one, but I think that's cos I am a big fan of hers lol.

    Either way, it is nice to see someone make pop music without it being tied to a four on the floor beat or keyboard for a change.-QH

  • At 5:54 PM, Anonymous Quentin said…

    Excuse, CORRECTION (LOL) **tied to dance

  • At 1:46 PM, Blogger MrNewmoononmonday said…

    I hope she has ugly feet, because this woman is beyond perfect. x


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