Sophie Ellis-Bextor has shared the captivating video and dance routine for her new track Hypnotized with Glaswegian producer, composer and performer Wuh Oh, which is out now via Cooking Vinyl.
Directed by long-term collaborator Sophie Muller, the Hypnotized video is a mesmerising visual for the track, which was filmed at Glasgow Barrowlands and sees Sophie performing an entrancing dance routine alongside an ensemble of dancers accompanied by Wuh Oh DJ’ing. The track is a return to her original dance roots, but in her true alternate style with the avant-pop track, which features an experimental off-kilter melody backed by immediate lyrics. There was also a new version of the track with Sega Bodega released last week.
Sophie says, “As soon as Sophie Muller heard the song she had a vision of me line dancing in Glasgow Barrowland with 100 dancers while Pete DJ’d on the stage. The video has brought that vision to life. I love it all. The dance routine, the venue, the crying and the latex. It really brings out the wonky pop of the melody and the lyric, and just like all the best videos, it brings new dimension to the song.”
Wuh Oh says, “Filming the ‘Hypnotized’ video in the iconic Barrowlands was a huge honour for me as a Glasgow local. Not only was it lovely to be reunited with Sophie there, but I also got to invite a bunch of pals to come and join in the big crowd dance scene! I got goosebumps watching a hundred people all doing Sophie’s choreo in unison. I feel like this video completes the song in a way. I’m so proud of it.”
Watch the video for ‘Hypnotized’ – BELOW:
Sophie has been performing at UK festivals over the summer with many live dates still to come. She has also been announced as part of the line-up for Radio 2 Live, which takes place in Leeds on 17th September.
Upcoming tour dates are as follows:
30th July – Camp Bestival
31st July – Kendal Calling
5th August – Wilderness Festival
7th August – Brighton Pride
13th August – Deva Festival, Chester
14th August – Party at The Palace, Linlithgow
26th August – CarFest South, Hampshire
27th August – Gone Wild Festival, Devon
28th August – Victorious Festival, Portsmouth
1st September – Checkout Scotland, Glasgow
3rd September – Pub in The Park, Chiswick
9th September – Pub in The Park, St Albans
10th September – Foodies Fest, Norwich
17th September – Radio 2 Live, Leeds
24th September – Electric Park Festival, Jersey
Wuh Oh has rapidly emerged as one of the most exciting new artists in the Glasgow scene, amassing almost 2 million streams on Spotify alone. The prodigious talent has already received unwavering support from some of the biggest names in the industry including Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Sega Bodega, Vic Galloway, Jamz Supernova, Dance System, Busy P, Ed Banger as well as key tastemaker platforms including i-D, Wonderland, Dummy, Crack, The Fader, Colors and Mixmag.
Best known for tracks including Saxy Beast, Life, Softstyle, Zita, How Do You Do It, Pretty Boy (remixed by Hudson Mohawke) and his remix of Myd’s single Together We Stand released via Ed Banger, Wuh Oh’s career is on a constant upward trajectory. Not stopping there, Wuh Oh has recently worked on a plethora of remixes for the likes of Nothing But Thieves, La Roux, Everyone You Know and Howl & Hum.
Wuh Oh has gained recognition for his hyper-energetic live sets which see him merge DJing, prodigious keyboard playing and self-styled interpretive dance whilst performing in flamboyant custom-made outfits which are forward thinking and gender fluid.