If you’re like us, then you occasionally scratch your head over the odd paths UK songbird Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s pop career has gone down since her “Murder On The Dancefloor” days. And then you have a cry in your Corn Flakes over the fact that she hasn’t released an album since 2007′s disjointed-but-spectacular Trip The Light Fantastic. But dab your eyes, pop fans, because Sophe’s oft-delayed Make A Scene is out today…in Russia! Listen to clips from what’s sounding like her best record ever below.
The past couple of years have seen the gorgeous Ellis-Bextor release a small handful of singles, like the Freemasons-produced “Bittersweet” and “Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer),” and the Armin van Buuren collab “Not Giving Up On Love.” And thankfully, after taking in the clips below, it sounds like there’s even better material lying in wait on Make A Scene. Case in point: a pair of Richard X productions, “Starlight” and “Magic.”
Other producers twiddling the knobs on 32-year-old Sophie’s fourth album are the Bird And The Bee’s Greg Kurstin, Calvin Harris, Future Cut and Junior Caldera. Make A Scene will eventually make its way from Russia to the UK, where it’s scheduled for a June 6 release.
3. Off & On
4. Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer)
5. Not Giving Up on Love
6. Can’t Fight This Feeling
8. Under Your Touch
9. Make a Scene
11. Dial My Number
14. Cut Straight to the Heart
[Via We Are Pop Slags]