Sophie Ellis Bextor Shares Inspirations That Shaped Her Music
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:09:18
Sophie Ellis Bextor first came to the attention of UK audiences with her indie outfit, The Audience, which was responsible for some of the sassiest, smartest lyrics in the indie-pop scene. Then came her partnering with Spiller for the dance floor filling "Groovejet" - which showed a new musical sensibility and an ability to bring tenacious lyrics to easy pop hooks. "Murder on the Dance Floor" which reached the top ten of every country other than the USA, set Ellis Bextor's solo trajectory as an artist of unique and unforced style.
Through the years the artist has developed her craft, explored more personal themes and remained one of the most prolific solo artists in genre. Her latest album Familia continues a body of work that continues Ellis Bextor's curiosity for pop with heart and soul, and displays an artist at the top of her writing game.
ARTISTdirect caught up with Sophie to discuss her musical memories, and to gain an insight to the eclectic tastes of an artist who has a magnetic ability to attract a dance-hook.
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