Monday, April 26, 2010

Digital Spy's review (5 stars!!) + Sophie's internet hate + collaboration with Roger Sanchez

I know i hadn't posted about "Sophie's internet hate", even though it's all over the internet already. I was just waiting for readers and casual onlookers to discover the new leak "Did I?"

If you haven't already heard the song, please check the previous post. You're missing out on one hell of an amazing song. Sophierazzi salutes Sophie for that marvellous track. It's the perfect example for a short and sweet track.

Anyway, Nick Levine from Digital Spy gave Sophie's new single 5 stars, and he also gave an early review. I hope Sophie gets a lot of good reviews like this.
Last year's 'Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer)' was a bona fide dancefloor delight,
so it's little wonder that Sophie Ellis-Bextor - perhaps our most under-appreciated pop princess - has teamed up with the Freemasons again for the first single from her upcoming fourth album. However, 'Bittersweet' is no twin sister to 'Heartbreak' - more a close-ish cousin you wouldn't mind sharing a frappucino with on a sunny Spring afternoon.

In only slightly more sensible terms, it's a big spangly club thumper with a pleasing hint of the '80s to it - the pop equivalent of that surprisingly elegant sequinned boob tube at the back of your mum's wardrobe. "I know I shouldn't go, but something makes me crave the heat," Soph sings on the wistful/uplifting chorus, "Your love is bittersweet, so here I am." You know that feeling when you're falling for someone you know you shouldn't - sort of excited and hesitant all at the same
time? Well, 'Bittersweet' pretty much nails it.
And, the news about Sophie's internet hate. I don't know why it got branded as "hate". I'm sure she doesn't "hate" the internet. She doesn't like to google up herself, which is contradictory to what she had told previously (she loved to google up "I hate Sophie Ellis-Bextor". Then again that could have just been a sarcastic comment. Oh well)


Sophie Ellis-Bextor will never look herself up on the internet because she is worried about reading negative criticism of herself.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor won't Google herself.

The 'Bittersweet' singer admits she is curious about searching for herself on the internet but refuses to give in to her urge because she doesn't want to read anything negative.

She said: "As for forums and people dissecting stuff, I don't know. Those things can be kind of... It's not intended for me to view. So I think it would be unwise of me to look. People might be really positive but all you can remember is all the negative stuff. I try and steer clear on the whole."

"You know what it's like? You know when you're at school and you leave the room and you get the idea people are talking about you and you kind of want to know what they're saying. But it's best you don't."

The 31-year-old pop star - who has two children, Sonny, five, and 14-month-old Kit Valentine, with The Feeling guitarist Richard Jones - thinks the web is bad for musicians because you can see criticisms instantly.

She explained to BANG Showbiz: "The internet has made everyone so self-centred. I don't think it's good for my head. You can check your Facebook and if you put a video on YouTube you can check that. And then you can check where your name is being discussed. It's not good to be so aware of all those things."

Sophie's new single 'Bittersweet' is released May 3.
AND, we couldn't tape the MTV show, but Sophie revealed on MTV Dance that she worked with Roger Sanchez on his new album. Keep your eyes peeled Sophiedroids. This year is going to be a fabulous year for Sophie *excited*


Mathew said...

It's interesting that she apparently has that attitude towards using the internet these days. Back in the early days (like RML-era) she would occassionally post on the forum at I wonder if it was the criticism that turned her off in the first place?

Fran said...

EXCLUSIVE: "Can't Fight this Feeling" has charted at #13 on the French Singles Chart (includes digital & physical sales). This is really amazing!! isn't it? ^^



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