Sophie Ellis-Bextor has shared a brand-new single ‘Breaking The Circle’ and announced her seventh studio album ‘HANA’ will be released on 2nd June via Cooking Vinyl.

Premiered on Zoe Ball’s Breakfast show on BBC Radio 2 this morning, new single ‘Breaking The Circle’ follows Sophie’s Radio 2 A-Listed single ‘Hypnotized’ with Wuh Oh last year (currently at over 1.5M streams) and her most recent album ‘Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Kitchen Disco: Live from the London Palladium’, which was also her first live album. A pensive and spirited track with a euphoric chorus, ‘Breaking The Circle’ is the first introduction to Sophie’s new album and an official video will accompany the track soon. She says;

“Breaking The Circle is inspired by those late-night moments you have, where you question everything and feel a buzz of adrenaline about what tomorrow might bring. It’s urgent and dramatic and optimistic… the perfect introduction to the new album.”

New single ‘Breaking The Circle’ and her forthcoming album ‘HANA’ were made with long-time collaborator and friend Ed Harcourt. It is their third in a trilogy of records, with each stemming around the thematic frame of a location. The collaboration began in 2014 with the critically and commercially successful ‘Wanderlust’, which was inspired by Eastern Europe, and continued in 2016 with ‘Familia’, inspired by Latin America. New album ‘HANA’, which Harcourt describes as “kaleidoscopic joy”, is inspired by East Asia and began with the album track ‘Tokyo’ and Sophie’s first trip to Japan pre-pandemic in 2020.

The full tracklisting for ‘HANA’, which is available to pre-order now and will be available on CD, LP, Cassette and digitally with signed and exclusive formats from Sophie’s Official Store is as follows:

Sophie has recently announced she will be performing a BBC Radio 2 Piano Session on 22ndFebruary during Ken Bruce’s Radio 2 show and on BBC Sounds, where she will perform her own songs, including new single ‘Breaking The Circle’, and a cover of Madonna with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Following her much-loved Kitchen Disco parties shared on Instagram over lockdown, Sophie has since released two albums, ‘Songs from the Kitchen Disco’ and ‘Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Kitchen Disco: Live from the London Palladium’, which followed her sold out Kitchen Disco live tour. She has also released her first book ‘Spinning Plates’, is in her eighth series of the successful podcast of the same name, has released her first cookbook ‘Love. Food. Family: Recipes from the Kitchen Disco’ with her husband and The Feeling bassist Richard Jones and has a weekly show ‘Sophie’s Ellis-Bextor’s Kitchen Disco’ on BBC Radio 2. Sophie also completed an impressive 24-hour Danceathon for Children in Need in November 2021 where she raised over £1M.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor performed to packed out crowds at summer festivals last year, including Latitude,Wilderness, Victorious and Wychwood, and will be bringing her Kitchen Disco live show to audiences in the UK this Winter with her Christmas Kitchen Disco tour. Tickets are on sale now and full dates are as follows:
Thur 23rd: Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Fri 24th: Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Sun 26th: Newcastle City Hall
Mon 27th: Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Wed 29th: Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu 30th: Ipswich Regent Theatre

Sat 2nd: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Sun 3rd: Sheffield City Hall
Tue 5th: London Eventim Apollo
Wed 6th: Portsmouth Guildhall
Thu 7th: Guildford G Live
Sat 9th: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Sun 10th: York Barbican
Tue 12th: Cardiff St David’s Hall
Thu 14th: Birmingham Symphony Hall
She will also be performing at summer festivals this year, including Latitude, Isle of WightCamp Bestival and Mighty Hoopla, with further performances to be announced

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