Tuesday, 2 August 2016
New Music: Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Come With Us (Video)
Yesterday on the blog I mentioned disco, in connection with the new single from Scottish five piece White, because at least two blogs that posted the song had described it as such. Yet to a large extent its ‘disconess’ didn’t resonate with me as sounding anything like it. So today here’s my version of disco; it’s the new single from Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
Some of you may remember that Sophie has a special place in the heart of Breaking More Waves; her last album Wanderlust made my 2014 end of year list. It surprised me with its ambition, its beauty and its originality: “The finest work of her career – an accomplished and mature record that takes in Eastern European folk, fairytale and mid-life crisis reference points and wraps them up into a captivating and enchanting listen.” Of course not all of Sophie’s fans were pleased with Wanderlust, deviating as it did so far from what you’d normally expect from her.
Now for 2016 she’s back and debut single Come With Us is likely to bring those displaced fans back on board. It is as I’ve already suggested, very disco. It's grooves and licks have been on loud a lot at Breaking More Waves HQ over the last few days and there's been a lot of shimmying in the bedroom. In a similar manner to something like Daft Punk’s Get Lucky (the song of the decade so far?), the cut has been created using live musicians rather than just computer software and samples, giving it a more natural feeling, something which many electronic reproductions fail to do with the genre.
Come With Us is taken from Sophie’s next album, Familia, due September 2nd. In a statement released with the promo package for the single we’re promised an album that sees Sophie “move away from Eastern Europe to the warmer, sunnier climate of South America where she’s swapped vodka for tequila.” It sounds intoxicating. Come join the cult of Sophie and dance with her.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Come With Us (Video)