Sophie Ellis-Bextor is back after a three-year break, a time period she spent focused on motherhood instead of pop tunes. We don’t know how we ever managed to groove at a club without the “Murder on the Dancefloor” songstress crooning to the beat, so we’re thankful that the English pop star is planning to drop her fourth dance album this Autumn (which was delayed from its original Spring release date). Sophie whet our appetite for her forthcoming release by debuting the title track,”Bittersweet,” on U.K.’s Gaydar Radio. We’ve snatched it up for your listening pleasure, so jump below for a taste.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor feat. Freemasons – “Bittersweet”
“Bittersweet” was written by electro group Freemasons, who are also featured on the track. The British duo previously penned hit tracks for Beyoncé, Kelly Roland, Kylie Minogue, and Sophie for “Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer)”.
We’re not one-hundred percent certain if this soon-to-be-a-rave-fave is the main track or its Freemasons remix, but this is a perfect dance tune nonetheless.
Sophie recently told the Brisbane Times, “Pop is fickle. You are only as good as your latest song. I really don’t think the public cares if you are away for 18 months or two years, but that extra six months in the studio might make all the difference to your album.” Personally, we’re impressed so far, and we hope the rest of Ellis-Bextor’s album sounds as sweet.