Preview Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s ‘Make A Scene’ LP

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.

1. Revolution
2. Bittersweet
3. Off & On
4. Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer)
5. Not Giving Up on Love
6. Can’t Fight This Feeling
7. Starlight
8. Under Your Touch
9. Make a Scene
10. Magic
11. Dial My Number
12. Homewrecker
13. Synchronised
14. Cut Straight to the Heart

[Via We Are Pop Slags]

  • ZMH

    Weird things happen in the UK all the time. One day she’s at the top of the charts, and next she’s completely forgotten. Too unfortunate she’s such a complete package, the dance acts nowadays rarely gets close to her level of awesomeness (both musically and visually).

    • Robbie Daw

      Have to agree, and I can already tell I’ll be stanning for this album all summer long!

  • Gia

    “best record ever?” nah, it’s just decent. Her best album will always be the hugely successful Read My Lips from 2001.

  • Let Your Head Go

    One must love SEB’s impeccably cut-glass accent, but even on her best jamz she sounds COMPLETELY removed from the content of what she’s “singing” about and somewhat bored. All her vocals sound as if she rang up the studio and sang into the phone while making a grocery list.

    Sometimes the Hollow Ellis-Bextor sound works but she should really ditch the chilly, earnestly polite warbling and just start robo-moaning and shrieking. Sigh. Her triumph over Vic Beckham on the U.K. charts is the single most egregious crime against humanity in recorded history.

  • Sophierazzi

    There is no doubt that this will be her best album yet. I have pre-ordered my copy from Amazon. I hope everyone out there have pre-ordered their copies as well.

    By the way, i have a little Petition running for a “b-side for Starlight” which is her upcoming single. If you care, and if you believe in Sophie, please sign the petition. This will be posted on her twitter shortly.

    Here’s a link to the petition –

    37 signatures and running.