Sophie Ellis-Bextor has shared a new track Hypnotized with Glaswegian producer, composer and performer Wuh Oh, which is out now via Cooking Vinyl.
Hypnotized sees Sophie return to her original dance roots, but in her true alternate style with the avant-pop track, which features an experimental off-kilter melody backed by immediate lyrics and looks set to be a summer anthem.
Sophie says; “Hypnotized is my favourite kind of wonky pop song. Fast paced, melodic and has a kind of ‘what did I just listen to?!’ brilliance to it, too. There’s also a dance routine if you fancy. It’s a pleasure to collaborate with the very talented Wuh Oh and the song has been going down so amazingly when we do it live, I can’t wait to release it.”
Wuh Oh says; “As someone who has been writing songs for most of my life in search of pop perfection, Hypnotized made me feel closer than ever to this goal when it suddenly came to me late one night at the dusty old piano in my Glasgow tenement flat. Melodically it is so pure and it all came so effortlessly, as if the song had already existed in the ether just waiting for someone to pluck it from the air! When Sophie sang it with her iconic voice, the track was suddenly taken to a whole new level: distinctive yet timeless.”
Sophie has been performing at UK festivals over the summer with many live dates still to come. She has also been announced as part of the line-up for Radio 2 Live, which takes place in Leeds on 17thSeptember.
Upcoming tour dates are as follows:
Sun 10th – Tynemouth – Priory and Castle
Thurs 28th-Sun 31st July – East Lulworth – Camp Bestival
Sun 31st July – Penrith – Kendal Calling
Thurs 4th-Sun 7th – Charlbury – Wilderness Festival
Fri 12th – Chester – Deva Festival
Sat 13th – Linlithgow – Lochside Field
Sun 14th – Linlithgow – Party at the Palace
Thurs 25th – Exeter – Powderham Castle
Sun 28th – Portsmouth – Victorious Festival
Sat 17th – Leeds – Temple Newsam Park – Radio 2 Live
Sat 24th – Saint Helier, Jersey – Electric Park