Following the release of new album Familia, Sophie Ellis-Bextor has announced she will release new single Crystallise on October 28th, via EBGB’s/Red Essential. She has also announced a UK 2017 tour, tickets for which will go on sale this Friday at midday. Listen here.
Familia, which was released last week charting at #12, is Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s sixth studio album and follows her #4 charting and silver certified album Wanderlust, which marked a critically acclaimed change in musical direction for Sophie. Following suit with her last record, Familia was also co-written, produced and arranged by acclaimed singer-songwriter and good friend Ed Harcourt and was recorded in London with a close-knit group of musician friends.
Discussing her new album as “the bolshier, more extrovert little sister to Wanderlust”, Familia was introduced by the Radio 2 A-List track “Come With Us,” which is an instant disco-pop anthem. Second single “Crystallise” offers a different glimpse into Familia and is a romantic track that opens with a soft tempo before building into an impactful string-laden, emotive chorus. Sophie says:
“Everyone has the potential to fall in love and “Crystallise” is about how easy it is to realize it if you let yourself. The ability to love has been there since the day you were born.”
Familia features 11-tracks, which continue to showcase Sophie’s newfound lyrical and musical maturity, from the beautiful and emotive Unrequited to the synth-laded ballad Death Of Love and the alt-pop buoyant opener Wild Forever. The full tracklisting is as follows:
Death Of Love
Hush Little Voices
Here Comes The Rapture
Come With Us
My Puppet Heart
The Saddest Happiness
Don’t Shy Away