SOPHIE – Ponyboy (Official Video)

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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.”

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Charli XCX announces new mixtape Pop2, and holy crap it’s out next week!?!?

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Okay now, this right here… this is news. After tweet-teasing us into reporting that there were reports that she reportedly had a new mixtape reportedly on the way, Charli XCX has now officially announced that her new mixtape is official. It’s called Pop2, and it’s out December 15 via Atlantic. Okay bye…

Wait… there’s more!?

Yes, there isn’t just a new mixtape from Charli XCX, there’s a new mixtape from Charli XCX that features the likes of ALMA, Brooke Candy, Carly Rae Jepsen, Caroline Polachek, CupcakKe, Dorian Electra, Jay Park, Kim Petras, MØ, Mykki Blanco, Pabllo Vittar, Tommy Cash, Tove Lo, those stories and Andy Rooney tonight on 60 Minutes.

OH! Also: Season 3 of The Candy Shop with Charli XCX kicks off today at 12 PM EST on Beats 1. Wow.

Check out Pop2’s tracklist, and listen to first single “Out Of My Head” — featuring the aforementioned Tove Lo and ALMA, and produced by SOPHIE and A. G. Cook — down below! Pop2 is out next f’ing week. Ahhhhhhhhh!!!

Pop2 tracklist:

01. Backseat [ft. Carly Rae Jepsen]
02. Out Of My Head [ft. Tove Lo and ALMA]
03. Lucky
04. Tears [ft. Caroline Polachek]
05. I Got It [ft. Brooke Candy, CupcakKe and Pabllo Vittar]
06. Femmebot [ft. Dorian Electra and Mykki Blanco]
07. Delicious [ft. Tommy Cash]
08. Unlock It [ft. Kim Petras and Jay Park]
09. Porsche [ft. MØ]
10. Track 10

SOPHIE – “Ponyboy” Video

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SOPHIE went for radical vulnerability on her great single “It’s Okay To Cry” a few months back, but the producer is back to approximating something close to her usual bag of tricks on her newest song. “Ponyboy” is a metallic banger that has a soulful streak but is largely in line with the abrasive … More »

Charli XCX – “Out Of My Head” (Feat. Tove Lo & Alma) (Prod. SOPHIE & A. G. Cook)

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Over the weekend, Charli XCX took to Twitter to tease a new mixtape featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, Tove Lo, Caroline Polacheck, Mykki Blanco, CupcakKe, Brooke Candy, MØ, and more. Well, it’s confirmed: The mixtape is called POP 2, and it’s arriving next week. Charli announced the news on BBC Radio 1 today, where … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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Two of our beloved columns went up today! Our covers column Gotcha Covered and our jazz column Ugly Beauty are a great source of pride for us here at Stereogum dot com, so if you haven’t spent any time with either, we think you should. In other news: we blogged aMore »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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It’s not a music video, but the thing I saw this week that left the deepest impression was the introduction to the 2011 CMT Music Awards, a galactically dumb comedy bit that happens to star Taylor Swift, Shania Twain, Kid Rock, and, in a bone-chilling cameo, Donald Trump. I’m a bit worried that Kenny … More »

SOPHIE reveals herself in the video for new song “It’s Okay to Cry,” to debut new live show next week

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In an interview with Billboard many memes ago, SOPHIE said, “The music is not about where someone grew up or what they look like against a wall therefore you should try to use every opportunity available to say what you’re trying to say instead of saying here’s my music and this is what I look like. Nobody cares.” SOPHIE’s new video, however, flies in the face of her previous comment.

Directed by and starring SOPHIE herself, the video for new song “It’s Okay to Cry” puts SOPHIE literally front and center. Like a cross between the verbose lyrical acrobatics of “Just Like We Never Said Goodbye” and the pop drama of A. G. Cook’s “Superstar,” “It’s Okay to Cry” sees SOPHIE revealing herself in several, multifaceted ways, both on lyrical and visual levels — a far cry from her pitched-voice interviews/songs, live-performance stand-ins, and formerly avatar-less social media presence.

Watch the video for “It’s Okay to Cry” below, and look for the single on October 23. SOPHIE’s “newly imagined show” debuts next Tuesday at OPEN BETA during Red Bull Music Academy Festival Los Angeles.


SOPHIE – “It’s Okay To Cry” Video

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Since the release of the 2015 singles collection PRODUCT, new SOPHIE material has only emerged as production credits on other artist’s songs, but today the London producer has unveiled her first solo track in two years. (SOPHIE now uses she/her pronouns.) New single “It’s Okay To Cry” is a sparkling ballad, largely abandoning the … More »

SOPHIE, Arca, Jlin, Ryoji Ikeda to participate in Red Bull Music Academy Festival’s Los Angeles debut

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Red Bull Music Academy Festival holds events all over the world, including one annually in New York. But did you know that Red Bull Music Academy is making its West Coast debut this year by bringing the festival to Los Angeles? And that it’ll happen through a series of events occurring throughout October? And that it’ll feature “world premieres” from SOPHIE and St. Vincent; “multimedia performances” from Arca, Jlin, Total Freedom, Yves Tumor, and Silent Servant; a performance by Ryoji Ikeda using a synthesizer orchestra with 100 cars; conversations with Ice-T and Edgar Wright; and much, much more??

Well, in you case you didn’t know and, more importantly, to fatten up this news story: Red Bull Music Academy is making its West Coast debut this year by bringing the festival to Los Angeles. It’ll happen through a series of events occurring from October 6-29 and will feature “world premieres” from SOPHIE and St. Vincent; “multimedia performances” from Arca (in collaboration with Taran Allen), Jlin, Total Freedom, Yves Tumor, and Silent Servant; a performance by Ryoji Ikeda using a synthesizer orchestra with 100 cars; conversations with Ice-T and Edgar Wright; and much, much more.

Full event details and ticket information are expected August 22. For now, l◕◕kie below for a list of other performers, clicky here for some website FUN, and stay tuned for more hard-hitting journalism from your friends at Tiny Mix Tapes.

Red Bull Music Academy Festival Los Angeles performers:

Arca
Christoph De Babalon
Disgorge (MX)
Dâm-Funk
Eartheater
Jlin
Katie Gately
Kode9
Motohiro Kawashima
Nguzunguzu
Ryoji Ikeda
SADAF
SOPHIE
Silent Servant
St. Vincent
The Ecstatic World of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
Total Freedom
Transmetal
Tygapaw
Uncle Jamm’s Army (Egyptian Lover, Ice-T & The Glove, Bobcat, Arabian Prince, Alonzo Williams, L.A.
Dream Team AKA Snake Puppy and General Jeff, Dr. Funkenstein)
Yuzo Koshiro
Yves Tumor
+ More

CONVERSATIONS WITH:
Alice Bag, Bappi Lahiri, Edgar Wright, Floria Sigismondi, Ice-T

STUDIO SCIENCE WITH:
Bernie Grundman, Sylvia Massy, Benjamin Tierney

SOPHIE, Arca, Jlin, Ryoji Ikeda to participate in Red Bull Music Academy Festival’s Los Angeles debut

This post was originally published on this site

Red Bull Music Academy Festival holds events all over the world, including one annually in New York. But did you know that Red Bull Music Academy is making its West Coast debut this year by bringing the festival to Los Angeles? And that it’ll happen through a series of events occurring throughout October? And that it’ll feature “world premieres” from SOPHIE and St. Vincent; “multimedia performances” from Arca, Jlin, Total Freedom, Yves Tumor, and Silent Servant; a performance by Ryoji Ikeda using a synthesizer orchestra with 100 cars; conversations with Ice-T and Edgar Wright; and much, much more??

Well, in you case you didn’t know and, more importantly, to fatten up this news story: Red Bull Music Academy is making its West Coast debut this year by bringing the festival to Los Angeles. It’ll happen through a series of events occurring from October 6-29 and will feature “world premieres” from SOPHIE and St. Vincent; “multimedia performances” from Arca (in collaboration with Taran Allen), Jlin, Total Freedom, Yves Tumor, and Silent Servant; a performance by Ryoji Ikeda using a synthesizer orchestra with 100 cars; conversations with Ice-T and Edgar Wright; and much, much more.

Full event details and ticket information are expected August 22. For now, l◕◕kie below for a list of other performers, clicky here for some website FUN, and stay tuned for more hard-hitting journalism from your friends at Tiny Mix Tapes.

Red Bull Music Academy Festival Los Angeles performers:

Arca
Christoph De Babalon
Disgorge (MX)
Dâm-Funk
Eartheater
Jlin
Katie Gately
Kode9
Motohiro Kawashima
Nguzunguzu
Ryoji Ikeda
SADAF
SOPHIE
Silent Servant
St. Vincent
The Ecstatic World of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
Total Freedom
Transmetal
Tygapaw
Uncle Jamm’s Army (Egyptian Lover, Ice-T & The Glove, Bobcat, Arabian Prince, Alonzo Williams, L.A.
Dream Team AKA Snake Puppy and General Jeff, Dr. Funkenstein)
Yuzo Koshiro
Yves Tumor
+ More

CONVERSATIONS WITH:
Alice Bag, Bappi Lahiri, Edgar Wright, Floria Sigismondi, Ice-T

STUDIO SCIENCE WITH:
Bernie Grundman, Sylvia Massy, Benjamin Tierney