Friday, 29 November 2013

Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Young Blood (Video)

If you follow Breaking More Waves on twitter you’ll know that we have a rather soft spot for the music of Sophie Ellis-Bextor. It’s easy to tag Sophie as a Strictly Come Dancing contestant or the daughter of a Blue Peter presenter, but let’s not forget that she’s also a singer and one with a distinctive voice as well. Early in 2014 Sophie returns with a new album called Wanderlust and it finds her moving away from her mainstream dance pop sound, to a more classic, sophisticated and dramatic style.

The first track to be released from the new long-player is Young Blood, which was originally given away to fans in demo form as a free download earlier this year, and if anything it harks back to Sophie’s work with the band she was originally in; theaudience (yes no capitals or gap). In particular anyone who owns the band’s debut album may remember there was a limited edition 2 cd set and on the 2nd cd there were a number of piano versions of songs. Young Blood comes close to those tunes in style, although Sophie's vocal delivery has improved with age, being lighter and dare we say it more in tune, whilst the song itself surpasses pretty much anything from that record.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor will be out on the road next year with a one off sold-out date at Bush Hall in London in January followed by a full UK tour in April which includes two dates at the Union Chapel, also in London. We can only assume with choices of venue like that the chances of her whopping out her disco pumpers and shimmying like a beast on stage to tunes such as Groovejet, Murder On The Dancefloor or the rather naughty Fuck With You in their original forms is really quite unlikely.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Young Blood (Video)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic - A young woman that can really sing