Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Announces New Album ‘Familia’

The British singer is prepping her Wanderlust follow-up.

Jordan Simon | April 12, 2016 - 1:46 pm

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Has Started Working On Her Sixth Studio Album

British pop darling Sophie Ellis-Bextor only just dropped an album last year, but she’s already heading back into the studio.

The “Murder On The Dance Floor” songstress might be best known for her brand of icy dance-pop tunes over the years, but Ellis-Bextor surprised fans with her wondrously dreamy foray…

Bradley Stern | January 28, 2015 - 11:28 am

6 Albums That Got Us Through The Polar Vortex In 2014, From Beyonce To Katy B To Kylie Minogue

We have literally lived through one of the most epically sucktastic winters in recorded history, between the heavy snowfall, rivers of slush, piles of ice and, um, rain (boo hoo, Los Angeles). Over the past three freezing months, America turned to several things for salvation to escape the chill: The convenience of ordering takeout food;…

Idolator Staff | March 11, 2014 - 6:06 am

Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s “Runaway Daydreamer” Video Finds The Singer Looking More Beautiful Than Ever

It’s been a true pleasure seeing Sophie Ellis-Bextor have another hit album in the UK with Wanderlust, as previous efforts like Make A Scene and Trip The Light Fantastic were woefully overlooked by the music-buying public at large. And the charming, string-laden “Runaway Daydreamer” makes for an excellent choice for follow-up single to slow ballad…

Robbie Daw | March 7, 2014 - 10:19 am

Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Next ‘Wanderlust’ Single Will Be “Runaway Daydreamer”

Wanderlust, the stripped-down, more organic and less dance-pop new album from Sophie Ellis-Bextor, turned out to be the first surprise hit of 2014 in the UK when it was released last month. It’s a record that, personally speaking, may seem a bit left field, given Sophie’s previous output, but somehow just clicks by about the…

Robbie Daw | February 28, 2014 - 9:49 am

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Keeps It Simple And Sophisticated In Her “Young Blood” Video: Watch

Sophie Ellis-Bextor keeps it simple in her “Young Blood” video. The ever-sophisticated songbird spends most of the clip wandering around an abandoned pier in terrible weather. It’s extremely British but so is the 34-year-old, whose poshly accented voice is basically a national treasure.

Directed by long-time collaborator Sophie Muller, the rest of the visual…

Mike Wass | November 25, 2013 - 4:07 pm

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Unveils Dreamy New Single “Young Blood”: Listen

English songstress Sophie Ellis-Bextor has moonwalked out of the nightclub and into a swanky piano lounge with her upcoming LP Wanderlust, which sees her abandoning the dance-pop sound of her first four albums in lieu of a sound that’s classic, simple and elegant. (With most artists, that’s code for “boring,” but Ellis-Bextor just has one of those…

Sam Lansky | November 20, 2013 - 10:13 am

Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s ‘Wanderlust’ Trailer: Preview Tracks Off Her Upcoming Album

For her fifth album, it’s clear now that Sophie Ellis-Bextor has shed her dance-pop skin and opted for a richer, more classic pop sound. Gone are producers like Richard X, Greg Kurstin and Xenomania, who the 34-year-old British songstress worked with on her two most recent albums — though she seems to have made a…

Robbie Daw | October 15, 2013 - 12:08 pm

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Preps 5th Studio Album, Reveals ‘Wanderlust’ Cover And Tracklist

A new Sophie Ellis-Bextor album is almost upon us, which is always cause for celebration. The porcelain-faced diva said she’s taking things in a new direction this time around and that is reflected by the cover. Gone are the glitter and sequins. Instead, the Brit appears to be sitting in the kitchen wearing my grandmother’s…

Mike Wass | October 14, 2013 - 3:05 pm

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Sounds “Beautiful” In New Mathieu Bothieu Track

Sophie Ellis-Bextor may have once committed “Murder on the Dance Floor,” but laying her distinct voice over a dance track is anything but a crime. French DJ Mathieu Bothieu is the latest to utilize Sophie’s vocals for his new track “Beautiful,” which aptly describe both the sound and look of the Brit chanteuse. Over the…

X. Alexander | July 1, 2012 - 1:52 pm

PopJustice’s Best Songs And Albums Of 2011

Our pop peers over at UK music site PopJustice unveiled their picks for the Top 33 Albums and the Top 45 Singles of 2011, and their lists offer both the familiar and the fresh — Lady Gaga’s Born This Way topped their album picks, while Martin Solveig’s collaboration with Dragonette on “Hello” was their…

Becky Bain | December 22, 2011 - 12:09 pm

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Wants To “F*** With You” In New Bob Sinclar Track

While we’ve always known Sophie Ellis-Bextor was no goody two-shoes (she did commit “Murder On The Dance Floor,” after all), we have to admit, we are a little startled by the F-bomb in the title of the latest song to feature the English songbird. It’s called “F*ck With You,” and it comes to you courtesy…

Idolator Staff | November 15, 2011 - 1:38 pm

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

Robbie Daw | April 18, 2011 - 9:11 am

Whatcha Say: The Good, The Bad And The Cascada In This Week’s Reader Comments

This week Nicki Minaj padded her resume with more tongue-twisting guest verses, Cascada continued to remind us of Lady Gaga, Sky Ferreira unveiled her new single and Lee DeWyze announced his debut album will drop in the Idol-friendly month of November. Head below to see how our readers reacted to all this pop commotion!

Robbie Daw | August 20, 2010 - 5:30 pm

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Pretties Up Armin Van Buuren’s “Not Giving Up On Love” Video

The other day we expressed our dismay at Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s recent chart fortunes in her home country of England. Here’s hoping “Not Giving Up On Love,” her collaborative single with Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren, turns that boat around and gives the Brit beauty another deserved hit. Catch the music video for Sophie’s latest after…

Robbie Daw | August 18, 2010 - 9:23 am

Armin Van Buuren And Sophie Ellis-Bextor Are “Not Giving Up On Love”

When Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s single “Bittersweet” debuted and peaked at #25 on the UK chart in May, it was disappointing to say the least. But perhaps “Not Giving Up On Love,” her second offering off her upcoming fourth LP, will give her the hit she needs. The dance jam is a dreamy collaboration (does Sophie do…

Robbie Daw | August 16, 2010 - 10:36 am

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Paints A Pretty Picture In “Bittersweet” Video

We already love the song, so it would take a lot for us not to fall head over heels for Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s video for her single “Bittersweet.” Thankfully, the Brit pop goddess didn’t disappoint. Sophie’s video takes a few minutes in order to get past a few routine dance numbers, but it suddenly gets an…

Becky Bain | March 24, 2010 - 3:33 pm

Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s “Bittersweet” Is A Hot And Spicy Dance Track

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…

Becky Bain | March 10, 2010 - 2:47 pm