SOPHIE's debut album OIL OF EVERY PEARL's UN-INSIDES will be released on June15 th 2018 via Transgressive Records. The album is the next step in SOPHIE’s incredible and unorthodox career, follows the PRODUCT EP, and is a bold artistic statement that establishes SOPHIE as a pioneer of a new pop sound.
Over the last six months SOPHIE has unleashed three songs from the album: “It’s Okay To Cry”, “Ponyboy” and “Faceshopping”. Her music has been lauded by the media, with The New Yorker calling her music “some of the best and most bewildering pop around,” and Pitchfork saying the new releases “couldn’t feel more cathartic.” She has also performed to sold-out audiences in LA, NY and London.
This Summer, SOPHIE will perform several shows around the world, with various dates in Europe including Sonar By Day in Barcelona, Spain, NOS Alive in Lisbon, Portugal and Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium.
“Faceshopping” is the latest in a series of singles that demonstrate the multi-faceted nature of SOPHIE, from the earnest and raw “It’s Okay To Cry” to the provocative “Ponyboy” and now this, a typically wonky, abrasive and vital SOPHIE production. These diverse tracks are a unit made cohesive by their unapologetic nature. SOPHIE says of the song:
I’m real when I shop my face!
I’m delighted to present this next single from my album.
Created together with my darling of inspiration for this project - Cecile Believe."
SOPHIE, whose music The New Yorker has called “some of the best and most bewildering pop around”, debuted her new live show last October in Los Angeles to a sold out crowd. OUT Magazine called that evening “legendary” and on February 8th she performed a second time for yet another sold out crowd at Brooklyn venue Elsewhere. These shows have incorporated innovative uses of movement and audiovisual design, including contributions from feminist dance duo FLUCT.
SOPHIE will continue to impress audiences around the world this year. The European debut of the live show will take place at London’s Heaven on March 13th (tickets are available here); next she will make her way to Paris for a special DJ set on March 14th at Gaite Lyrique for Paris Fashion Week.
SOPHIE will perform her live show for the very first time in the UK at Heaven in London on March 13th 2018. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 31st January at 9am UK time and will be available here.
This follows SOPHIE's live debut at Red Bull Music Academy Festival in LA, which OUT magazine described as “legendary”. SOPHIE will also bring the show toElsewhere in NYC on 8th February 2018 (sold out).
For a taste of what to expect from the show, you can watch the video for SOPHIE's most recent single “Ponyboy” HERE. The self-directed clip showcases performance and staging elements from her live show. It features choreography by acclaimed performance duo FlucT, who appear alongside SOPHIE in a dramatized ménage à trois - a mutating power dynamic expressed through dance.
“Ponyboy” followed the release of “It’s Okay To Cry”, which fleshed out unseen sides of Sophie, touched on in previous releases and diverse production works, taking new and unexpected forms. Sophie appeared for the first time in the self-directed clip, revealing deeper dimensions of an ever-evolving artist who continues to explore, distort, and evolve pop culture from inside and out. The track received praise from Dazed, i-D, The Fader and more, who described it as “stunning”, “beautiful” and“emotional”.