Friday, January 29, 2010

the hype continues...Bittersweet

I'm going to copy-paste a post i found on PopJustice. I got a little excited, jumped around a little bit, but i'm going to keep calm until i hear a snippet of the song.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

A little bit of inside info from a generous contributor

Thank you hidesebastian for this:

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Official Catch Up (2010) - Part One

Hello Sophie, how are you?
I've had a busy morning. Lots of workmen have been turning up.

What are you having done?
Some of them were trimming these quite tall trees we've got at the bottom of our garden, and then the others were repairing some massive cracks in our walls and doors.

Could you not have DIYed it?
Not really. Some of them are quite significant cracks and I'm not really up to that. Although I did successfully put up a flatpack yesterday. I went to Ikea in the morning. Oh God. I always start off thinking "This is great, I love it", then by the end I'm ready to kill somebody.

There's something in the air at that place.
There really is. I was in a foul mood. The journey home was awful too. We'd got too much stuff and we had the buggy with us, so I was sat in the passenger seat with the buggy wheels up against me and the seat pushed right forward to fit in all these boxes behind it. It just wasn't worth it.

Is it bad even on a weekday morning?
Well that's the thing. I was like, "Well, I know why I'm not working right now - cos I'm a pop star and I don't have normal hours! But why are the rest of you here?!" Who are all those people? It was hellish.

Aside from Ikea hell, how are things with you?
Really good, thanks. The album's all done, which is a nice position to be in.

So, what's the timeline from here?
I'm hoping to get my first lot of video treatments in today and I will be filming a video at the beginning of February. And then the scheduled release for the single is the beginning of April. We're just choosing photographers for the artwork and doing a brief for the direction and that sort of thing. Fun stuff.

Will the album come shortly after the single?
No, I think we're going to do two singles and then the album, actually. In fact, it'll be almost three, because I've got Heartbreak on there as well.

Did the album get finished without too much drama?
Yeah, this has been the easiest one by far. Definitely. And the most fun. With the least pressure. It's been a very pleasant experience. My theory is that the third album is the hardest.

Why so?
Because the first album introduces you and you've got that thing of being a new person. And everybody likes new things. Then the second album you think you know what you're doing, and the record probably is more cohesive, but it tends to not do as well as the first one. So that's a bit of a bump back down to earth. Then for the third one, you're really aware of what you had and what's at stake. But I think if you make it through your third album you've got a career. That's the really tough bit.

So, after four albums, you're the godmother of the current wave of synth-pop ladies.
Yeah! This is my tenth year with my label.

Do you get a special anniversary gift?
Um, no, I don't think so.

My brother works on the railway and just got £100 of M&S vouchers for reaching ten years service.
Really?! Wow. I'll drop the boss a line and ask for mine.

The official site will post the second installment next week. Stay tuned.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The mixes for Can't Fight This Feeling

Unfortunately, the mixes have leaked.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Spongebabe Square Pants!?

Sophie was one of the Celebs who was involved with Children Charities the NSPCC and "Childline" to design a special one-off model of Spongebob Square Pants. The one-foot tall model will be auctioned off in February.


















Thursday, January 21, 2010

Inside news...

Recently, Wextor (from Sophie-Online) posted about a demo CD in circulation inside Fascination. Apparently the songs included on that CD are - Synchronized, Starlight, Dial My Number, Off & On, Heartbreak, Under Your Touch, Sophia Loren.
But before this, i was informed that the tracks which were going to go on a CD for circulation inside Fascination would include Bittersweet, Make A Scene and a new mix of Off & On.

Also, Sophie has apparently recorded 4 other songs (according to Wextor and his source)
  1. Easier Said Than Done
  2. Get Right
  3. Hype
  4. Kitten On The Keys
But they might not make it to the final cut.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Junior Caldera will release the single, remixes will be out soon

I wrote to Junior Caldera about his single, and this was his response:
Hey Kaushik,
Yes I remember you ;o)
I don't know yet if there will be a video for the moment.
Remixes have been released,I'll put them on myspace soon!!!
All the best.
J/

I really hope we get a video for the song. Looking forward to the remixes. Stay tuned to his MySpace

Can't Fight This Feeling has been mixed by Soundshakerz and Avicii. There's a little quote on Sophie-Online, which i would want to post here as well:

"As DJ, who hasnever played at lease once Groovejet or Murder On The
Dancefloor? - Junior Caldera wonders. 'I adore Sophie because her voice is
singular and she's an important person. She's funny, educated and charismatic,
so British! I was surprised that she immediately accepted to collaborate with me
to tmake Can't Fight This Feeling and it's really a pleasure to have her as a
guest on my album'
"

Friday, January 15, 2010

Seems like Sophie may have another single before Bittersweet


Can't Fight This Feeling might be Junior Caldera's next single in France. It's about time that he released the song. It did manage to get a lot of good responses from fans. I hope he makes a new mix and then releases it.


Do i wish Sophie would feature in the video? Hell yeah! But who knows if that will happen.


By the way, i love (what seems to be) the artwork.
Listen here

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sophie left us a welcome blog

Don't forget to check out the welcome blog Sophie left on her official site.
The excitement is building slowly and steadily. I hope the new single will be a stormer.
Among several nice comments that i came across on the world-wide-web, one of them deserves to be quoted.
"Even something that just approaches the TTLF era in greatness would be a welcome addition to 2010. Also, it'll be nice for Fascination to be hyping an act that actually deserves to be hyped".
I hope Fascination stumble upon this post.
"LET THE HYPE BEGIN!"

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

and then she tweeted.....

"the new single's about when you can't resist something that you know is bad for you. a guilty pleasure. like watching celebrity big brother."
Lol. I find the comparison quite hilarious. So it's a song about guilty pleasures. I'm glad its not another heartbreak on the dancefloor.

"out early april, heading to radio early february"
oh. I was hoping for January, but i'm still quite excited. February is not far away.

"the new single is called Bittersweet. it's written with those lovely Freemason's again (and lovely biff and lovely hannah too.)"
Freemasons/Biff/Hannah/Sophie. Wow. Its like nothing can go wrong. But i suspect this was more of a Fascination move. Heartbreak did well and stayed for a long time, so why not use the same formula and spice it up. Oh well, i'm still on board. I hope it is as "massive" as Fascination deemed it to be. *fingers crossed*

more tweets follow

SophieEB - in studio with dimitri tikovi and ed harcourt and live strings. sounds so delightful. great start to 2010.

JordanJayBlue - @SophieEB - just emailed you new mix! x
SophieEB - @JordanJayBlue - thanks will have to listen to it later after studio session. it's sounding great here. x

Okay i honestly have no idea about whats going on, but all those tweets got me insanely excited. i'm on board, whatever you're doing Sophie. I'm so on board!

Oh and Fascination have listed "Bittersweet" on their playlist, which means that is the official title.

Now excuse me while i go scream around and rejoice this bit of news

*yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! wooooo-hooooooooooooo*

Monday, January 4, 2010

New tweet confusion.

"tomorrow in the studio to record live strings. lush."

This was Sophie's recent tweet which sparked confusion among fans again. Sophie recently announced in some interview that the album was done. And while rumours about the new single hit the internet, this tweet left fans worried about another push-back in the album. (read here)

Sophie has not said anywhere that the album will be pushed back again. The new single "Your Love Is Bittersweet" will be out soon.

I have faith in you Sophie! Wishing the best for you

Your Love Is Bittersweet

I think Sophie has officially begun the teasing! And i'm loving it. Sophie and Biffco teased us today tweeting what seems to be the entire title of the new song, or maybe a part of the chorus
"Your love is bittersweet".
I'm so excited that i'm going to jump around first *jumps around*
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*back at the computer*
This suspense is killing me, but i really like how everything is coming out bit by bit. Maybe we'll have some solid news next week!
Tell us something more Sophie, please!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

More song titiles pop up - exciting

Dave H on the official forum just posted saying that one of his sources hinted that there might be a song called "Revolution" on the album. I don't know if this is any reliable information or not, but its quite exciting!
Sophie was in Moscow on 31st December, and she may have performed her new single there. But there isn't any news about it yet.

the second Sophie/Freemasons song is called Bittersweet

and the Freemasons debuted the song on New Years Eve.
According to a PopJustice poster:
"The mix wasn't a bit harder than most of their other stuff, but still better than 90% of house mixes out there. It was probably more along the lines of their recent Eurythmics remix for Here Comes The Rain Again than Heartbreak."
The song should be everywhere in a few days. Keep your eyes peeled

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