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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Wanderlust by Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Dear Poptastic Readers,

What do you do when one of your favourite dance-pop artists makes an album that isn't dance pop? You worry at first. But ultimately, you keep an open mind. Such is what I did this past week when I bought the new album Wanderlust by Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

Now you might remember back November that Sophie's first single from the new album "Young Blood" was featured in Poptastic Confessions. You can click on the song to see what was said about it back then.

Perhaps you aren't familiar with Sophie. Well, she's had some AMAZING songs over the years: "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)", "Murder On The Dancefloor", "Mixed Up World", "Me And My Imagination", "Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer)", "Bittersweet", "Can't Fight This Feeling" and "Not Giving Up On Love."

So her new album is a departure from her pop-dance roots. And while I was initially worried that I wouldn't like it. I couldn't be more wrong. I was really pleasantly surprised. I think it really well done. It definitely sounds like she recorded the album with a band. Sophie has co-written every song on the album and the songs have really good melodies and hooks. Sophie sounds as beautiful as ever.

The album isn't a million miles away from some of her previous material. After all, not all of Sophie's songs have always had a dance beat. Nor does it mean this album is full of ballads, because it isn't.

If you like Sophie, or are new to her ... check out the album. The next single is rumoured to be "Runaway Daydreamer." You're going to like it!

Wanderlust is available on iTunes and other digital outlets. Support the artist by legally downloading the album.

Cheers then,

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