Listen to Sophie Ellis Bextor "Starlight"

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Finally! British songstress Sophie Ellis-Bextor is gearing up to release her much-anticipated and long-awaited fourth studio album "Make A Scene" in June. The record features songwriting and production work from an eclectic group of people who add a fresh new twist to Sophie's sleek and stylish brand of pop. 

The singers tells Digital Spy, "The album's got some polar opposites on there: from Ed Harcourt, who is a really talented singer, songwriter and an incredibly strong musician and lyricist, to at the other end of the spectrum Armin, who is a massive trance DJ. I found it really exciting to work with that range."

Look out for album contributions from Calvin Harris, Ed Harcourt, Cathy Dennis, Armin van Buuren, Metronomy, The Hoosiers, Groove Armada and Richard X.  "Make A Scene" will be introduced by the singer's new single "Starlight," which is a slice of lush '80s inspired dance-pop goodness that sets the perfect tone for what is shaping up to be a very hot new album release that seems to be well worth the wait.

April 13, 2011 in Sophie Ellis-Bextor | Permalink

Listen to New Sophie Ellis Bextor Track

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ArjanWrites reader Brent points me to a brand-new track from British pop-singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor. The song is called "On & Off" and it is taken from her forthcoming new album according to Sophie's MySpace blog. "On & Off" was written by Catchy Dennis, Calvin Harris and Roisin Murphy. Roisin originally recorded it for her last album but ended up discarding it much to the dismay of Calvin Harris.

"I did some songs with Cathy Dennis for the Roisin Murphy album but then Roisin decided not to use them because she is a bit mental," he said in an interview last year. "She must be crazy because the songs are really good and Cathy Dennis is obviously legendary. That was a disappointment partly it might also have taken some of the Kylie heat off me for a while. That's all got a bit ridiculous." Ouch.

Have a listen to Sophie's version here and then listen to Roisin's version here. I much prefer Roisin's take on the song, but it is probably a better fit for Sopie's slick and sparkly repertoire.

June 3, 2008 in Róisín Murphy, Sophie Ellis-Bextor | Permalink | Comments (1)