Having recently given birth to her fourth baby, Jesse Jones, Sophie Ellis-Bextor returns to music with her sixth solo album, 'Familia', which is out later this year. During the early stages of the album, Sophie said the album will have some Mexican influences, unlike her last album 'Wanderlust', which was influenced by Eastern-European music.
Sophie co-wrote all the songs with Ed Harcourt. Ed produced the album, along with the same bunch of people who worked on Wanderlust. Early in February, Richard Jones (Sophie's husband) posted a complete list of songs that were made for the album. Sophie hasn't confirmed the tracklist or order. But we're hoping that all the songs in this list make it to the album:
- Here Comes The Rapture
- Hush Little Voices - can be heard @ 7:02 in the video above
- My Puppet Heart - can be heard @3:38 in the video above
- Death Of Love
- Saddest Happiness
- Come With Us - can be heard @4:30 in the video above
- Wild Forever
- Don't Shy Away
Sophie, Richard and Ed teased us with various snippets on their instagram accounts throughout the recording of the album. Here are some of those snippets that didn't make it onto the making-of video:
Ed posted this one:
It sounds like something out Garbage would make. Very interesting!
Sophie posted these:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBr2wV_Lwat/ - lush strings, possibly the intro? We're not sure yet
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBTEIHOrwd4/ - very disco, again
Richard posted this:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBa2z5en_K-/ - very Biffco
Cenzo Townshend (who has worked with Kaiser Chiefs, Florence & The Machine, Foxes, U2, Snow Patrol, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, a-ha, Friendly Fires, Patrick Wolf and many more) has mixed this album for Sophie.