Following the release of new album Familia, Sophie Ellis-Bextor has announced that she will release new single Crystallise on 28th October, via EBGB’s/Red Essential. She has also announced a UK 2017 tour.
Her latest album, Familia, which is currently available charted at number twelve and is Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s sixth studio album and follows her number four 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 realise it if you let yourself. The ability to love has been there since the day you were born.”
After a busy live circuit around Wanderlust with packed out festival performances and sold out headline tours, which garnered a host of rave live reviews, Sophie launched Familia with a one-off intimate London show at Bush Hall last week. She has now announced a UK tour in February and March 2017, kicking off in Norwich on 16th February and culminating at London’s Koko on 1st March.
TOUR DATES 2017
|Thu 16th||Waterfront Norwich|
|Fri 17th||O2 Institute 2 Birmingham|
|Sat 18th||The Sage Gateshead|
|Mon 20th||Queen’s Hall Edinburgh|
|Tues 21st||Ironworks Inverness|
|Thu 23rd||Gorilla Manchester|
|Fri 24th||Picture House Holmfirth|
|Sat 25th||Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth|
|Mon 27th||Concorde 2 Brighton|
|Tue 28th||Trinity Bristol|
|Wed 1st Koko London|
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