Following her recent single ‘Breaking The Circle’ and latest track ‘Everything is Sweet’, Sophie Ellis-Bextor recently released the new single ‘Lost in the Sunshine’ and has today shared the charming Italian filmed video for the track. All three songs are taken from her forthcoming seventh studio album, ‘HANA’, released on 2nd June via Cooking Vinyl.
With endearingly romantic lyrics about losing yourself in the bliss of a sunny day, ‘Lost in the Sunshine’, which is B-List on Radio 2, is an uplifting and soulful pop track that builds to a kaleidoscopic and joyful chorus. Sophie says, “Lost in the Sunshine is about a lazy, hazy, hot, romantic, perfectly sunny day with the one you love.” She has also shared a remix of the single by Sudlow, which can be listened to below.
The video, filmed recently on a trip to Rome, shows Sophie enjoying a perfect day losing herself in the magic and romance of the sunshine. She says, “If you’re singing about being lost in the sunshine, better head for the sun! Living la dolce vita in gorgeous Rome. So romantic and beautiful. The perfect place to capture the emotion of the song.”
The recent single ‘Breaking The Circle’ was also B-Listed on Radio 2 and followed Sophie’s most recent album ‘Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Kitchen Disco: Live from the London Palladium’, which was also her first live album.
Earlier this year, Sophie performed ‘Breaking The Circle’, and her hit single ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’ as well as a cover of Madonna’s ‘Open Your Heart’ alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra for an exclusive BBC Radio 2 Piano Session for Radio 2 and on BBC Sounds.
Sophie’s forthcoming album ‘HANA’ was made with long-time collaborator and friend Ed Harcourt. It is their third in a trilogy of records, with each stemming around the thematic frame of a location. The collaboration began in 2014 with the critically and commercially successful ‘Wanderlust’, which was inspired by Eastern Europe and continued in 2016 with ‘Familia’, inspired by Latin America. The new album ‘HANA’, which Harcourt describes as “kaleidoscopic joy”, is inspired by East Asia and began with the album track ‘Tokyo’ and Sophie’s first trip to Japan pre-pandemic in 2020.
The full tracklisting for ‘HANA’ is as follows:
A Thousand Orchids
Breaking The Circle
Until The Wheels Fall Off
Everything Is Sweet
Lost In The Sunshine
Beyond The Universe
He’s a Dreamer
Hearing In Colour
We’ve Been Watching You
Following her much-loved Kitchen Disco parties shared on Instagram over lockdown, Sophie has since released two albums, ‘Songs from the Kitchen Disco’ and ‘Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Kitchen Disco: Live from the London Palladium’, which followed her sold-out Kitchen Disco live tour. She has also released her first book ‘Spinning Plates’, is in her eighth series of the successful podcast of the same name, has released her first cookbook ‘Love. Food. Family: Recipes from the Kitchen Disco’ with her husband and The Feeling bassist Richard Jones and has a weekly show ‘Sophie’s Ellis-Bextor’s Kitchen Disco’ on BBC Radio 2. Sophie also completed an impressive 24-hour Danceathon for Children in Need in November 2021 where she raised over £1M.
Sophie will be bringing her Kitchen Disco live show to audiences in the UK this Winter with her Christmas Kitchen Disco tour. She also recently announced an intimate London album launch show on Friday, 30th June, at Lafayette, which has now sold out. Tickets for her Winter tour are on sale now, and the full dates are as follows:
Fri 30th: London Lafayette (album launch show) *sold out*
Thur 23rd: Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Fri 24th: Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Sun 26th: Newcastle City Hall
Mon 27th: Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Wed 29th: Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu 30th: Ipswich Regent Theatre
Sat 2nd: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Sun 3rd: Sheffield City Hall
Tue 5th: London Eventim Apollo
Wed 6th: Portsmouth Guildhall
Thu 7th: Guildford G Live
Sat 9th: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Sun 10th: York Barbican
Tue 12th: Cardiff St David’s Hall
Wed 13th: Bristol Beacon
Thu 14th: Birmingham Symphony Hall
She will also be performing at summer festivals this year, including Latitude, Isle of Wight, Camp Bestival and Mighty Hoopla, with further performances to be announced soon.
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