SOPHIE released her debut album, OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES, earlier this year in June, to widespread critical acclaim. Since the record’s release, she’s been looking forward to new music, including a confirmed collaboration with Lady Gaga. In a recent interview with Spanish-language media outlet Mondosonoro, the Scottish singer/songwriter and producer said she has enough music to release – count it – three more long form releases, all of which she hopes to deliver sometime in 2018. But as to whether they’ll be albums or EPs, SOPHIE elaborates,
“A mix. I do not know what a damn album is! The barrier between the EP and the LP is becoming more diffuse, that’s why I can not define it. It is not something that I care about. It will be four releases. This is what I want to do right now.”
SOPHIE is perhaps on one of the most prolific streaks of her career thus far, hot off the heels of a collaboration with GAIKA, “Immigrant Sons (Pesos & Gas).” Beyond that, in an interview withLenny Letter, SOPHIE also reveals to have work with Bibi Bourelly, Charli XCX, and more on the way.
Pop producer SOPHIE has confirmed a long-rumored dream for fans is indeed in the works. While the Scottish artist, whose debut album Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides released in June 2018, has collaborations with artists like Madonna and Charli XCX under her belt, it’s the speculated link-up with Lady Gaga that has had fans anxiously awaiting news. A seemingly super fan is the one who caught the confirmation of the news on camera, which they disseminated through Twitter for all to watch.
While SOPHIE confirms the news that the two are working together, there is no news on a date of release, or confirmation that the music will make it to the public’s ears any time soon. If released, the collaboration would be marked as a monumental moment in time for two leaders of the LGBTQIA community.
SOPHIE‘s recent album, OIL OF EVERY PEARL’s UN-INSIDES, provided the architectural blueprints for pop’s future. Experimental, vulnerable, and destructive in its reinterpretation of the pop’s most common themes; SOPHIE’s debut album was unapologetically avant-garde. The album’s message largely leans on the idea of paving the way for a whole new world, referenced both directly in the album’s track by the same name and in her contextualization of just what gender, radio-pop, and experimentation can mean. Having already worked with enormous acts like Madonna, Charli XCX, and Vince Staples, and even EDM mainstays like Cashmere Cat, Diplo, and Flume; SOPHIE is ushering in a new age of musical versatility.
Like SOPHIE, Lady Gaga too has come to define streaming era pop with her fearlessly experimental and ever-fluctuating artful pop brand. Recently, it’s become known that the two artists might be working together on new music and truthfully it seems like a union that might be long overdue.
While neither of the two has commented on matters yet, fellow mega producer BloodPop has suggested that the two could be working together. After he posted about SOPHIE’s recent debut album on Twitter, followers began asking him to get Mother Monster and SOPHIE together. In response, BloodPop simply liked the tweets and replied with a wink to one.
After having teased a number of cutting-edge singles over the past six months, including the eerily enticing and beguiling “Faceshopping,” the electronic-pop cross multiplier SOPHIE has announced her debut album Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides will be released on June 15 via Transgressive Records.
SOPHIE’s most recent musical offerings “‘It’s Okay To Cry,” “Ponyboy,” and “Faceshopping” will all be featured on the new LP, the follow-up to 2015’s Product.
Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides‘ tracklist has yet to be revealed.
Moogfest has built a name for itself around both its highly immersive visual and technological programming and stellar lineups year in and year out.
This year’s initial lineup announcement sparked slight controversy when the festival announced the first phase of their lineup would feature exclusively female and non-binary talent. The first phase announcement included performances by SOPHIE, Fawks, Jamila Woods, and Gavin Rayna Russom of LCD Soundsystem, along with various extracurricular programming such as a keystone presentation by privacy rights activist Chelsea Manning.
Now, the festival has released the second phase of their 2018 lineup. The festival will play host to two performances by Mouse on Mars, Jon Hopkins and Little Boots; an “ultramodern sonic installation hosting original creations by nine artists;” a headlining performance by R&B visionary Kelela; a Sleep Concert by members of Bedroom Community, as well as durationals by Wes Borland and Gareth Jones + Nick Hook.
The festival’s 2018 music programming is still expanding, with more announcements to come.
Just a few weeks ago, Madeaux set fans aboard the house/r&b hybrid rollercoaster that is “The Wave.” Now, however, delivering his remix of SOPHIE‘s noise-pop track “Faceshopping,” Madeaux is letting the world know his winding ride of rippling releases has yet to reach its apex.
For months, Madeaux has been releasing fiery fragments off his forthcoming album, Burn, including the utterly sensual “Sweat” and the dark, pulsating “Run With It.” The 12-track LP has seen the Fool’s Gold artist pour two years of his life into what he describes as an uphill journey towards “self-actualization.”
Revering the hyperkinetic SOPHIE’s work as “top-tier,” Madeaux adopted her avant-garde synth pop version of “Faceshopping,” and introduced it to some good old-fashioned four on the floor hip-shaking sensibilities. Within the brimming dance cut remain only subtle elements of SOPHIE’s highly-texturized precursor. Madeaux has swapped SOPHIE’s serrated synth patterns for thumping basslines, and tinged the breathy female vocals with highly seductive reverb.
The weekend-long event applies meticulous focus on creating an inclusive, inviting, and creative space not only for performances and visual showcases, but for education and social discourse as well. This year FORM has partnered with the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Chance The Rapper’s youth-empowerment initiative SocialWorks.
The fifth iteration of FORM is scheduled to take place from May 11-13.
The immensely curious pop amalgam SOPHIE has released a gritty new electronic single called “Faceshopping.“
Like her sweltering 2017 single “Ponyboy,” which opened listeners up to her vast textural aura, “Faceshopping” uses synth stabs and playful vocal interjections, courtesy of Cecile Believe.
The track may be a bit off-putting to more reserved pop listeners, though it’s safe to say she’s not holding her breath for those listeners’ approval and — with a metallic sheen this bright — she shouldn’t.
SOPHIE’s forthcoming LP is expected to drop this year.
SOPHIE has released the official music video to accompany her track “Ponyboy.” The Los Angeles-based record producer, singer, songwriter, dancer and DJ started her career with a band called Motherland before releasing a string of singles and collaborations in 2014 that would help catapult her towards a mainstream breakthrough. Now, SOPHIE — with an album coming in the near future — is slated to become one of pop’s most invigorating figures.
The video features captivating light schemes that give rise to SOPHIE’s commanding vocals. As the camera shakes and SOPHIE leads two other women in a synchronized routine, the word “pony” and “boy” alternate on the background screen: the video is visually stimulating, the perfect fit for the ear candy that is “Ponyboy.”
While Flume has become an increasingly prominent figure outside of the dance music realm in recent years, his transition into the mainstream has reached new heights in 2017. Yesterday, June 17, Lorde released “The Louvre,” featuring work from the Australian producer. Now, it appears that Harley Streten has contributed to one of his momentous collaborations to date on frequent partner Vince Staples’ forthcoming album, Big Fish Theory.
In an analysis of the LP’s writing credits, Rap Genius uncovered that one of the songs, “Yeah Right,” lists Streten as a contributor alongside SOPHIE, Kučka, and Kendrick Lamar (credited as Kendrick Duckworth) It’s unclear whether Lamar will appear on the track vocally or if his role is entirely behind-the-scenes. While, hopefully, the former is the case, the notion of Flume and Lamar working together in any capacity is a scintillating one.
Big Fish Theory also credits the likes of Damon Albarn, Jimmy Edgar, and GTA’s Van Toth on additional songs. The album will be released Friday, June 23, on Def Jam Recordings.