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

Robbie Daw | October 15, 2013 12:08 pm

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 connection with Ed Harcourt, who co-wrote and co-produced the 2011 Make A Scene track “Cut Straight To The Heart” and contributes songwriting, producing and arranging duties on Sophie’s upcoming Wanderlust (out January 20).

Piano-filled, string-laden cuts like “Young Blood” (the album’s first single), “Until The Stars Collide,” “Wrong Side Of The Sun” and “Runaway Daydreamer” sound at once haunting, retro, 007-esque and, most importantly, like the style of material Ellis-Bextor’s voice was tailor-made for.

Get an early taste of Wanderlust up above.