SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR shares video for new single ‘Crying at the Discotheque’

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has shared the video for her recent single Crying at the Discotheque, which was filmed in empty venues across London to raise awareness of #WeMakeEvents and the lack of support for the live events industry due to Covid-19.

She has also shared her version of New Order’s True Faith, a live favourite from her much-loved Kitchen Disco sets, ahead of a brand new ‘Halloween’ Kitchen Disco taking place at 6.30 pm tonight.

Taken from her upcoming new album Songs from the Kitchen Disco: Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Greatest Hits, Sophie’s recent single is a sparkling Studio 54 take on Alcazar’s 1990’s hit and went straight onto the A-list at Radio 2 (becoming the most played record on the station in its first two weeks on the A-List). The video, created by long-term collaborator Sophie Muller, was filmed recently in empty venues across London and sees Sophie ‘Crying in the “empty” Discotheques’ to raise awareness of the #WeMakeEvents initiative and the lack of support for the live events industry due to Covid-19. The venues included are Bush Hall, Apollo Theatre, St Moritz, Clapham Grand, Heaven, Omeara and The O2. She says;

“The song crying at the discotheque would usually want a video recorded in- you guessed it – a disco or club – but I have been thinking so much recently about all my musician and crew friends who can’t work at the moment and I thought a video where I film in as many empty London venues as possible would highlight all that’s on hold right now. I worked again with my favourite director Sophie Muller and we did all 7 venues in one day. It was strangely moving performing in those places to no crowd when I’d sang in them previously so full of life. I hope it brings home the gap in our culture at the moment – it’s a scary time for so many people in my industry.”

Check out the video for ‘Crying at the Discotheque’ – BELOW:

Sophie has also shared her popular version of New Order’s True Faith, which she sang during her Lockdown Kitchen Disco performances. It is available now as an Instant Grat with all pre-orders of her forthcoming album Songs from the Kitchen Disco: Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Greatest Hits released on 13th November. She says:

“I have been a fan of New Order for as long as I can remember, and this song is so brilliant. It’s dramatic and dark and I love the story in the lyrics. I’ve done it live a few times and it’s really satisfying and exciting. I’m so happy to be releasing it now.”

Listen to ‘True Faith’ – BELOW:

The album will be a collection of the songs that sound-tracked her lockdown kitchen disco and will feature Sophie’s biggest and best-known disco hits in one place for the first time ever! Available on various colourful and collectable formats (CD, Double Vinyl LP and Tape) the album will include 6 Top 10 hits, including Murder On The Dancefloor and Take Me Home, plus the brand new lead single Crying at the Discotheque.

‘SONGS FROM THE KITCHEN DISCO: SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR’S GREATEST HITS’
1 Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) 2020
2 Take Me Home (A Girl Like Me)
3 Murder On The Dancefloor
4 Get Over You
5 Music Gets The Best of Me
6 Mixed Up World
7 Catch You
8 Me And My Imagination
9 Today The Sun’s On Us
10 Bittersweet
11 Starlight
12 Not Giving Up On Love
13 Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer)
14 Young Blood
15 True Faith (BBC session)
16 Do You Remember The First Time? (Live)
17 Come with Us
18 Wild Forever
19 Crying at the Discotheque
20 My Favourite Things

Sophie also recently launched her new podcast, Spinning Plates, which is in its second season and sees her chat to inspirational women about the balance between motherhood and their working lives in each one-hour episode.

She has announced that she will be bringing her virtual disco to the present with a Kitchen Disco Tour next year, with all the frivolity of her original show on live stages across the country. Alongside her own live dates next year, Sophie has also been announced as a special guest on Steps – ‘What The Future Holds’ 14 date Arena tour at the end of 2021. All tickets are available here.

Dates for the Kitchen Disco Tour are as follows –
May 2021:
Wed 5th Nottingham Royal Concert Hall *Extra date
Thurs 6th Newcastle O2 City Hall *Extra date
Fri 7th Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Sun 9th Birmingham Symphony Hall
Mon 10th Southend Cliff Pavilion
Tues 11th Basingstoke The Anvil *Extra date
Thurs 13th London Palladium
Fri 14th Bath The Forum *Extra date
Sat 15th Bexhill On Sea De La Warr Pavilion
Mon 17th Guildford G Live
Tues 18th Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Weds 19th Leeds Town Hall

Dates for Steps – ‘What The Future Holds’ 2021 UK Tour
Feat. special guest Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Nov 2 – Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena
Nov 3 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Nov 5 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
Nov 8 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
Nov 11 – Manchester, AO Arena
Nov 13 – Aberdeen, P&J Live
Nov 15 – Belfast, SSE Arena
Nov 18 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
Nov 19 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
Nov 22 – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
Nov 25 – Brighton, Centre
Nov 26 – London, The O2
Nov 29 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Dec 1 – Bournemouth, International Centre

Tickets available here.

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