Sunday, 9 March 2014

Track Of The Day: Sophie Ellis-Bextor - 'Wrong Side Of The Sun'

"What the fuck?" I hear you cry, "have you lost the plot?". Well if liking the new album from Sophie Ellis-Bextor is losing the plot, then people are going to be surprised when they themselves lose it too, because the formerly lacklustre pop star has recently released an LP that is rather brilliant indeed. People will be surprised. 'Wanderlust' is her fifth album and was co-written with Ed Harcourt, featuring 11 wonderfully atmospheric songs that bring out the very best in SEB's talents, including this elegantly haunting slice of melancholy. On this album Bextor abandons the disco-pop in favour of beautifully organic moments that are perfectly suited to her voice and sometimes recall her early days as lead singer of late 90's post-Britpop indie types theaudience. I still love that band and always will. 'Wanderlust' debuted on the UK Albums Chart at number four, becoming her highest-charting solo album since 2001's 'Read My Lips'...

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